IT System Development Best Practices

Companies and organizations often face the challenge of outdated IT systems that no longer support their current business model. In order to avoid common IT system development hazards, slow down to make sure warning signs are not overlooked in a new system development project and review best practices before your team begins implementation.

Before a business engages with a vendor to purchase a new system or develop a new system internally, management should first consider the following key questions:

  • What do we need in a new system to be more efficient and profitable as a company?
  • What do our employees need in a system to be more efficient?
  • What is the future direction of the business and will this system support that vision?
  • What security risks or compliance standards are crucial to our business and how will this new system support these factors?

These are just some of the many questions that companies should ask when planning to replace, convert or upgrade IT systems, especially if those systems no longer adequately support the company’s business goals and objectives.

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Peter Tsengas, CISA, CISM, Lead Consultant | DHG IT Advisory
804.282.7636 | peter.tsengas@dhg.com