In last week’s ERP implementation tip, we discussed the end-user training phase – the phase during which the implementing organization’s employees are taught how to incorporate the new system into their daily work routines.
In last week’s ERP implementation tip, we covered the Departmental Pilot phase – where the teams tested all business processes in the new IT system. In the tip previous to that, we discussed the Conference Room Pilot phase – the first round of system tests where only a sampling of the business processes were tested.
In this week’s tip, I walk you through the final round of ERP systems tests before cutover: the Integrated Pilot testing phase.
In my previous ERP implementation tip, I identified potential pockets of change resistance and discussed how an effective change management plan can drive ERP implementation success and diffuse potentially fatal project resistance.
This week, I break down six key elements of a change management plan, including the training strategy. The change management plan completes the fourth and final deliverable in the project mapping phase.
In last week’s ERP implementation tip, I explained how to build a Gaps and Issues Database to keep ERP problems from torpedoing your project. This week and next, I delve into the fourth and final deliverable of the project mapping phase: the change management plan.
This week, I identify potential pockets of change resistance and discuss how an effective communications plan can be used to drive ERP implementation success and diffuse potentially fatal project resistance.
In last week’s ERP implementation tip, I outlined a 7-part structure to draft effective blueprint whitepapers.
This week, I explain how to build a Gaps and Issues Database to keep problems from torpedoing your ERP implementation project. The Gaps and Issues Database is the third of four deliverables that must be completed during the business process mapping phase.
The mapping phase is made up of four sub-phases, each constituting a separate project deliverable. Over the next four weeks, I will break down the each of these four deliverables, starting with the business scenario list, below.