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All organizations face the challenge of selecting, evaluating and purchasing the right software solutions. Shelf ware, lack of adoption, poor business case resolution, lack of functionality or integration have a great impact on companies' efficiency and bottom line. Keeping track of the software selection process and its efficiency becomes a real challenge when considering the many business and application needs across different departments.

Improve your ability to identify and analyze the different challenges and components of the Enterprise software selection process. Participants in this course will have the ability to provide the right recommendations for their company’s software solutions and efficiently solve the challenges of Enterprise Software purchasing projects. Students will apply their new skills by working on a software selection project throughout the class.

This class is recommended for anyone that is or will be involved in the software selection projects including end users, IT and Business Unit stakeholders, managers and upper management executives, project managers and procurement professionals.

 Course Highlights:

  • Business cases gathering
  • Analysts and users’ reviews
  • Contracts, business and technical evaluations
  • Project management
  • Evaluation results analysis and final recommendations
 

Course Benefits:

  • Ability to identify and differentiate the steps in the process
  • Assess the impact of each component in the process 
  • Analyze and Determine best criteria for evaluation 
  • Manage the evaluation process
  • Recommend the right software solutions
 

Course Typically Offered: In-class during Winter. Online during Summer quarter

Next steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Software Engineering Management Certificate.

More information: Contact infotech@ucsd.edu to learn more about Software Engineering Management and course offerings.

Course Number: CSE-41313
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Software Engineering Management