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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Implanter avec succès un système ERP

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 of habits. The implementation of the ERP system requires having a plan.   How to successfully implement an ERP system? The secret is to split the project into different stages.…

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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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7 Steps to Ensure Adequate Business Controls

Business internal controls should be considered as an integral part of financial system implementation. Why? On one hand, controls generate costs to the organization. On the other hand, a lack of controls may also result in substantial tangible and intangible costs.   It is essential to ensure that adequate controls are implemented, sustained, evaluated and…

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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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Les rôles clés de l'équipe de projet

Each member of a project team plays one or more roles. A role is defined by the tasks and responsibilities that make it up. What are the key roles of a project team? Presented here is a selection of the most widespread key roles.   The promoter’s role in a project team The Promoter obtains…

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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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