3 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Selecting a Software Vendor

Evaluating software vendors is time consuming and overwhelming unless you’ve decided to just pick one without much research (yikes!). Let’s discuss three ways GOT can guide us through. The Lannisters have a long history of success, but she has DRAGONS! Do you choose the “safe” bet or the new player? Every time you talk to Cersei Lannister, she’s reminding you that when people think of the Lannisters they think success. No one would ever blame you for making such a low risk choice. Do the Targaryens have a record of success half as long? Have the dragons been road tested and proven to produce results, or are they just locked up in a cave somewhere, or worse, mere unhatched dragon eggs? But then the hypnotic Daenerys Targaryen reminds you of your strategic initiative to innovate and separate yourselves from the competition. She is changing the game with these dragons and will lead you into the next big thing leaving your competition in ashes. While you will secretly root for the super cool dragons to come out on top, you must emerge from under their spells and try not to lose your focus. You need to spend your time ensuring you align your criteria and objectives with the right solution. Who has what is required to attain the results you have targeted? HINT: Stop talking to Ms. Lannister and Ms. Targaryen and rely on an unbiased analysis. When encountering White Walkers, you must be quick without hesitation. By White Walkers I mean the leadership team. I am not insinuating that they are immortal killing machines. However, most feel they must...