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Let's Make Software Demos Meaningful

Photo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahtZayhxb5U This is my second entry* in a series on the software procurement process.  My examples are going to be governmental administrative systems because that’s what I know, but it applies to any kind of software demonstration.    ( * The first entry was about writing software requirements .) ************************************************************************************* Disclaimer: All of the ideas expressed in this article are my personal statements and opinions, and do not reflect the opinions/statements of the City of Urbana. ************************************************************************************* Two opponents prepare for battle.  On one side is a group of novices unfamiliar with the terrain.  Squared off against them are veteran warriors with dozens of notches on their belt. The point is not who will win, but how did the mismatch get to be so bad? And because the contest is a software demons