Did you ever throw yourself into a significant household renovation? It is surely with barely contained enthusiasm that you began this new project: give life back to this noble home in need of love. Yessiree!
Perhaps, facing more or less subtle doubt from your entourage, did you tell yourself: watch me go!
This, followed by many months of planning and effort combing thru design magazines, visiting show rooms, watching YouTube videos, navigating the Web and enriching the local hardware store. Conclusion: you are now enjoying a new open kitchen and dining room… or maybe not.
It may be that your home is still a major construction site a la Turcot interchange.
Have you ever suffered thru a similar experience or heard about such a story concerning an ERP implementation project?
Indeed, the effort and resources needed to successfully deploy an integrated software package is often underestimated. The impact of such an endeavor on any organization is significant and always involves its share of uncertainties. Even more so when a business lives thru it for the first time.
So there we have it. It is not unusual. It is the nature of the beast. Bear in mind that we are not talking about an information technology project but a business project which, as it should, affects all departments and most employees of the organization.
It is therefore paramount that the work required, the complexity involved, and the pressure induced by this kind of adventure not be underestimated. As in home renovation, what we ignore is more damageable than what we do know.
We suggest you look for help in establishing the scope of your project and adopting realistic timetable and objectives.
Taking the time, early on, to properly structure your project will, among other benefits, allow you to better control it, mitigate the impact on the company and obtain a quicker return on investment.
Do not hesitate to get it touch with me if you wish to share your comments and questions.
Last updated: February, 2020