Dilbert knows all about negative lag. Here he is confronting an impossible schedule
Microsoft has published another of my articles, this one on Enterprise Systems Best Practices. This article looks at some of the key success/failure criteria to any enterprise system including, of course, EPM Systems. Those factors include: finding a business owner, knowing what problem the system is supposed to solve, making sure it’s part of your enterprise technical architecture and implementing change management.
Many organizations deploy enterprise systems and many of these deployments generate tremendous efficiencies in the organization. However, some organizations get tempted to deploy more than one enterprise system at the same time and this can lead to a tremendous challenge or even failure of both systems. In some cases, the two systems are pushed into one massive project, in other cases, separate teams pull the company into different directions at the same time. This article looks at the particular challenge of doing more than one enterprise system deployment at a time.
What is it about EPM System deployments that makes them seem like the appetizer instead of the meal? Are the frequently challenging EPM system projects just the result of a project management ‘eyes too big for the stomach’ syndrome?
Most articles here talk about the strategic intent of enterprise timesheet and enterprise project management systems. But, not doing your homework on the operational side of the house can cause lots of mischief after a system has been implemented. Here are some of the best practices on enterprise systems we’ve encountered over the last few years.
Dilbert shows that accounting from a project manager and an accountant perspective is a very different experience!
My friend Adrian Balfour who runs PCubed has just done a great article that people like Adrian (and I) have to deal with on a regular basis. How do you convince management to make the investment in proper project management?
I had the opportunity to be interviewed on my career and my views of the project management industry recently. Samir Penkar runs the Future of Project Management site at futureofprojectmanagement.com You’ll find the interview on the site just look for A few Key Decisions to take a look. It’s great to talk to others in […]
Over at my firm, HMS, there’s a great case study on the use of TimeControl at EXFO. EXFO has been a TimeControl client since 1999 and recently they were gracious enough to allow us to interview them and do a case study on their use of TimeControl. EXFO wasn’t a publicly traded company when we […]
As part of our new R&D Solution Portal, we’ve created a brand new white paper that you may find of use. The extensive paper covers an overview of how R&D tax claims work. We cover something we call the “Triangle Audit” which describes how most government tax agencies go about doing an audit of Research […]