We are in the process of auditing a company with a view to buying them out. One of the key parts of this decision is the software they've written and modified over a long period of time. We always have the option of building our own, but we are all aware that it could take us longer to get operational if we built from scratch.
My question is rather specific. I come from a development / PM background, and have been asked to do a full audit of this company's software (which is a web application). We obviously want to know as much as possible about it if we are to go ahead and buy them out. Also, after a basic demo, their system seems to do what we want - BUT we do know that we'll need to modify it to a certain extent.
I am looking for a framework to work through in order to produce my final report. Its been really tough finding anything through google - most of it are just basic checklists at best. I would need a framework / document that deals with infrastructure, design, architecture, hosting etc.
Has anyone had experience with this? I would be very grateful if someone is willing to share their templates with me and am happy to offer a little Amazon reward if I can find the right kind of help!
Thanks in advance