Project interdependence

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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post-implementation support

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

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How to work with consulting firms?

When we want to work with consulting firms, it is important to have a plan. This first step of the project planning phase is defining the desired solution and the scope of the project. That way you have a general project plan and summary estimates on hand to help you decide which parts of the…

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Project environment

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 of the software.   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…

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

Change management, in the context of software implementation, can be divided into three parts. To optimize the results, change management needs good communication, training and organizational development.   It is vitally important to draw attention to major changes that impact an organization during a transformational project. Effective change management will, at the project close, bring…

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

The implementation of software packages brings its share of changes, many of them in the way of working. For this reason, the training of the project team members is crucial since it ensures an optimal level of performance on their part. Training can be approached from several angles: productivity tools, methodology, software packages to be…

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Modifications to software packages : a very expensive bad habit

Modifications to software packages are costly in every respect. They could be compared to ice cream flavours. In the world of software packages, there is no better flavour than vanilla. In other words, changes to software packages often leave a bitter taste.   It is therefore suggested that business processes supported by software packages be…

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How to make a test strategy for a software package?

A testing strategy is an important step. In the context of implementing software packages, the testing strategy is one of the main pillars of an effective implementation approach. Indeed, tests must be carried out in every design of an ERP solution. A test strategy is an approach that promotes better risk management. In other words,…

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How to assess business needs using industry best practices?

A transformation project aims to improve your current situation, not reproduce it. To do so, you must first assess the business needs to be met. However, too many businesses define their business needs to be based on their current situation. This is contrary to the desire for improvement linked to transformation. What should be the…

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

How are you estimating project costs? Technological change requires a certain amount of organization. First of all, it is essential that you choose the solution to be implemented according to your objectives. Then, you must determine the major components: software packages, processes, organizational changes, equipment acquisitions, infrastructures, and integrations. Once you have defined your needs,…

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