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The Right Way to Select Technology by Jarrod Gingras, Tony Byrne

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CHAPTER 14

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Run Competitive Proof-of-Concepts

The Case for a Bake-Off

How to Run a Bake-Off

Bake-Off FAQs

Tips

In the context of a technology selection project, a “bake-off” is really a competitive proof-of-concept where the two vendor finalists are asked to mimic a real implementation sprint, and then show you how to get hands-on with at least some parts of their proposed solution. Sometimes called sandboxing or PoC, at some level, it’s the most important part of the selection process because it simulates working with both the solution and potentially the implementation team.

In this bake-off, you’ll use your ingredients (content and data), your ...

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