RE: Document management tools, phase II

Subject: RE: Document management tools, phase II
From: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
To: "Peet, Leslie (Ajilon)" <lpeet -at- allstate -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:04:20 -0800

>I have been asked to try to collect feedback from "live users"
>before we pick a tool.

When our company was selecting a requirements management tool some years
ago, we created a project to place into the tool. We then asked for
sales people from each of the three companies we were considering to
give a demo of how their tool would work with that project. (The
project was simple: requirements for a restaurant menu.)

You should consider a similar process. What would you like to do with
the tool? (You have written the requirements document, haven't you?)
Devise a short test project that would demonstrate your requirements
("When we compare Documents A1 and A2, the changes are displayed.") The
company will either send a salesperson out, or will give you a temporary
license to use the product. If they refuse to do either, then strike
them off your list! ("Company has poor customer service.")

Diane Evans
Requirements Analyst
Rosetta Inpharmatics

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Document management tools, phase II: From: Peet, Leslie \(Ajilon\)

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