Why is implementing an ERP so challenging?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Short answer When implementing an ERP solution there is much more involved than just technology. Long answer Technology is the easy part. Changing the organization and its (hidden) habits is a lot more cumbersome. The business transformation part is typically seriously underestimated. If asked to estimate the effort distribution on a typical project, we would …

How do you make a solid business case for your project?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The main purpose of a business case is to get approval and funding for your project. The business case is the main deliverable before you initiate the project. It’s one of the key documents that senior managers review when deciding whether to give a project the funding it requires to go ahead. In the business case, you …

Status reviews: keep your initiative on target

Reading Time: 2 minutes Periodic status reviews are important to keep your project ‘on target’. A status report can have different audiences: senior management and project sponsors program management core project team others The trick is to make comprehensive status reports that provide the right level of information to all audiences involved. The key question for all audiences should …