L’interdépendance des projets, une réalité à ne pas négliger

Project Interdependence, a crucial factor

By PlanAxion | November 21, 2017

  Project management has been alive and well for the past decade, but some aspects of this profession remain misunderstood. That is the case when project interdependence could substantially hike implementation cost and time—if you don’t watch out. Imagine you’re piloting an airliner. You and your crew’s job is getting the plane and passengers to…

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Plan de déploiement (cut-over)

5 Steps to a Successful Project Cutover Plan

By PlanAxion | November 20, 2017

5 Steps to a Successful Project Cutover Plan The deployment plan, release, or implementation (cutover plan) is an essential part of Project Management. Implementation is the culmination of an information technology project and its planning must be rigorous and detailed to ensure positive outcomes. Here are the five key milestones. Plan project implementation as early…

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The solution architect’s project management role

By PlanAxion | November 20, 2017

The solution architect is an innovator, designer and standard setter who plays a key role in formulating IT solutions. Widespread adoption of project mode management over the past few years has altered and refined this role, as described in the following four-step overview. Enterprise, application, technological and data architects are each involved in designing all…

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Implanter avec succès un système ERP

Getting ERP Up and Running

By PlanAxion | November 17, 2017

Getting ERP Up and Running   Successful ERP Implementation Split the project into different stages for better user acceptance, a tighter fit with company needs—and a higher potential for success! Launching an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a big deal for any business. Users often have trouble adapting to new technology and a change…

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Trois facteurs clés pour un soutien postimplantation réussi

Three Keys to Successful Post-Implementation Suppor

By PlanAxion | November 6, 2017

The post-implementation support phase that concludes all IT projects ensures a smooth, effective transition from the consulting firm overseeing the project to the client’s teams. There are three keys to successful support. Support is provided for one to three months, depending on the type of project and amount of change caused by the new solution.…

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Les 14 questions à poser avant de recruter les membres d’une équipe de projets

14 questions to ask before recruiting the members of a project team

By Jean-François Desroches | November 15, 2015

Putting together a productive project team is one of the vital elements in project management. There are a host of points to take into consideration when setting out to recruit team members: First of all, it is imperative to define the goals and objectives of every recruitment campaign. Do you need to acquire expertise that…

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Quels projets ajouterez-vous à votre feuille de route ?

Deciding on your next projects

By Jean-François Desroches | August 31, 2015

How do you set about determining the next projects you will undertake? One of the first steps is to draw up a list of potential projects that you could embark on. So here is a list of questions to help you make choices. Will projects that are currently underway lead to follow-up projects? Are any…

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Le contrôle interne vs les risques applicatifs

7 Steps to Ensure Adequate Business Controls

By Jean-François Oligny | August 30, 2015

Innternal controls should be considered as an integral part of a financial system implementation. It is essential to ensure that adequate controls are implemented, sustained, evaluated and even subject to continuous improvements following their implementation. On one hand, controls generate costs to the organization, and on the other hand, a lack of controls may also…

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Travailler avec des sociétés d’experts-conseils : mode d’emploi

Working with consulting firms: a how-to guide

By Jean-François Desroches | August 14, 2015

It is important to provide a framework for consulting firms’ work by determining what their deliverables are and conveying the project parameters as precisely as possible, such as participating business units, the business processes targeted, data to convert, interfaces to build, the deployment approach, the methodology and versions of software to implement. Consulting firms want…

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Les environnements de projet

Project environments

By Jean-François Desroches | August 3, 2015

Project environments are like test tubes in a laboratory: we control their content, we log the changes we make, and we record the results of tests that we conduct. A project environment does not necessarily correspond to a distinct physical server. Rather, it is a logical environment made up of a database and a copy…

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Les rôles clés de l'équipe de projet

Key roles of the project team

By Jean-François Desroches | July 30, 2015

Each member of a project team plays one or more roles. A role is defined by the tasks and responsibilities that make it up. Presented here is a selection of the most widespread key roles. The Promoter obtains from the organization the human, material and financial resources required to complete the project. He or she…

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La gestion de changement - beaucoup plus qu'un plan de communication

Change management – much more than a communication plan

By Jean-François Desroches | July 27, 2015

Change management, in the context of software implementation, can be divided into three parts: communication, training and or- ganizational development. Change management, in the context of software implementation, can be divided into three parts: communication, training and organizational development. It is vitally important to draw attention to major changes that impact an organization during a…

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La formation de l’équipe de projet – une étape cruciale lors de l’implantation de progiciels

Project team training – a crucial step in software implementation

By Jean-François Desroches | July 17, 2015

Training is an important step in getting optimum performance out of project teams. Training can focus on a number of aspects: productivity tools, methodology, software to be implemented, operating in project mode. This article looks at training on software. Ideally, training should begin immediately after the project launch meeting in order to rapidly create a…

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Les modifications aux progiciels – une mauvaise habitude très coûteuse

Modifications to software packages – a very expensive bad habit

By Jean-François Desroches | July 16, 2015

In the world of software packages, there is no flavour better than vanilla: in other words, modifications to software packages often leave a bitter aftertaste. In the world of software packages, there is no flavour better than vanilla: in other words, modifications to software packages often leave a bitter aftertaste. It is a far better…

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Stratégie de test pour progiciel – une approche de gestion des risques

Testing strategy for enterprise software – a risk-management approach

By Jean-François Desroches | July 15, 2015

In the context of implementing software packages, the testing strategy is one of the main pillars of an effective implementation approach. The testing strategy for a major project can include up to 15 different categories of tests, which can be divided into two main classes: solution tests and technical certification tests. Page 3 of this…

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L’utilisation des meilleures pratiques – un accélérant de la définition des besoins d’affaires

Using best practices – fast-tracking the definition of business needs

By Jean-François Desroches | July 14, 2015

When implementing software packages, how do you set about defining your business needs? Do you take the time to document the current situation? Is a description of the current situation actually useful? If you are embarking on a transformational project, the purpose is certainly to improve the current situation, not reproduce it. So what is…

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Estimation des coûts de projet – simple mais sans pardon

Estimating project costs: simple, but getting it right is absolutely vital

By Jean-François Desroches | July 13, 2015

Before drawing up an estimate, it is essential to choose the solution to be implemented and determine its main components: software, processes, organizational changes, hardware acquisitions, infrastructure, and integration. The next step is to select the deliverables the project will produce. It is wise to divide a project into deliverables that do not extend over…

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