Tool changeover validation processes and requirements

Subject: Tool changeover validation processes and requirements
From: geoff -at- userdox -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 10:10:15 +1100

Gotta say that I'm quite interested in this one as well. I've gone through the
whole analysis process, tool1 -vs- tool2 -vs- tool3 -vs- tool(n) analysis,
produced rough figures, received approval for more in-depth research, produced
detailed figures, created and costed change over plans, come up with a saving
higher than my original rough estimates, the team has a *very* high level of
buy-in, team leaders want the change, immediate manager wants to move away from
Word, and I still haven't been given the go ahead to implement.

I'm not moving to OOo (its not suitable for my circumstances), but the whole
process of validating a decision for management is what I'm looking for.


btw: 15 members in the team

Quoting Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>:

> No problem, John. It's just that every time I've ever
> tried to pitch a tool change that will cost $ to upper
> management, at every company I've ever been at, one of
> the inevitable parts of the discussion was why I couldn't
> do the things I wanted to do with the tools I already
> had. It's amazing how much time people at director and
> VP levels will spend researching subjects they normally
> couldn't care less about (and in most cases, shouldn't)
> the moment they become potential budget line items. I'm
> really interested in how you managed to pull a tool change
> off without having to slog through all that tool vs. tool.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ------- Original Message -------
> On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 13:35:22 -0500 John Posada wrote:Gene...I want to address
> this in more detail, but I have a draft to get
> ready for presentation at 10am tomorrow and I can't spare the time to
> address this properly. Let me see if I can get back to this later.

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