It is important that as we grow as a company and team, we maintain a consistent level of analysis when reviewing new tools or products to use. The idea behind this guide and the template document provided below is to ensure we are working on the same decision making process.
Questions to Cover and ask
- What business value does it deliver ?
2. What problem does it solve?
How effective is the tool / techonology going to resolve the problems that we’re experience. (1–5)
3. G2 crowd for software comparison.
4. StackShare.io comparison
5. Cost / Pricing
Not everyone has unlimited budgets
6. Magic quadrant from Forrester / Gartner
Magic Quadrant is a series of market research reports published by IT consulting firm Gartner that rely on proprietary qualitative data analysis methods to demonstrate market trends, such as direction, maturity and participants.
7. Number of downloads, follows and commits on the Github
How many downloads / follows and ongoing support for open source projects
8. License (MIT or other open-source)
9. Other ratings and reviews.
Public ratings and reviews
10.East of use and set up.
How easy is it to implement ? One line of code ?
Does the new technology / tool compatible with the existing platform, tech stack ?
12.Paid Support & Maintenance.
How fast can the issue be resolved if we need any technical help?
Any 3rd party support package? SLA (response time vs resolution time)