- How to Select Vendors: look for rate of improvement in the product
Auren recommends adding a vendor selection beyond the typical ones (e.g. feature analysis and price): use their historical rate of product improvement for an indicator of whether they will continue to make the product better.
- Selecting a Cloud Provider
Mike provides a case study on a migrating to a cloud provider. He explains who was responsible, accountable, consulted, and informed for the project, how an architecture review was conducted, how they organized meetings, and how they used experiments to de-risk the final decision.