While choosing a new content management system can be a complicated and challenging task, it might be the easier half of the whole story. Actually, it's the implementation where things can really go rough.
To pick the right content management system (CMS), you need
- to balance competing priorities,
- address current and future objectives,
- justify the investment with a solid business case and a clear path to value. It comes with the territory that your decision will be closely watched and criticized on all sides.
However, it might turn out that there's an even bumpier section of the road that leads to your new solution – the process of implementation, writes Jason St-Cyr, Technical Evangelist at Sitecore in his blog post
Keep in mind that a content management system is only a set of tools and functions, a mere platform until the implementation turns it into a fully operational system. Often it's best to find an implementation partner to help you guide this process.
Ongoing risk mitigation that actively seeks out issues as you progress should be an integral part of the implementation. Don’t wait for things to go wrong before you do something about them.
In practice, there are many ways for this kind of risk identification.
Here are six that likely to work for you: