Project Management Blog

Change Management Considerations for ERP Projects

Change management is a key skill for project teams. No matter the type of initiative, there are always revisions to processes, workflows, or other parts of the organization’s operations that need to be managed and controlled. But ERP implementation projects affect numerous systems and departments, and they bring additional levels of complexity to the change…

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Have You Overlooked These ERP Project Risks?

ERP implementations are complex projects with a lot of moving parts. But there are so many seemingly higher priority risks on the radar that project managers can sometimes lose sight of more common perils that can still derail an initiative. Before you get too far into your ERP project, consider if you’ve overlooked these other…

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3 Reasons Project Scheduling is so Difficult (And What to Do About It)

Developing workable timelines can be a big challenge for project teams. In particular, our project management consultants have seen businesses encounter trouble when initiatives are complex, have a long duration, or are still on the horizon but need to have some structure created around them now. If you’re having difficulty developing your project timeline, it…

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Is Your ERP Project’s Scope Leading You Towards Failure?

For most companies, an ERP implementation is a critical strategic project. These efforts often have a significant financial cost associated with them and they commonly impact a number of systems, processes, and workflows within the company. ERP initiatives may also involve establishing connections to platforms in partner organizations to move information between separate entities more…

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8 Risks of Poorly Managed ERP Projects

ERP implementation projects are complex undertakings. Companies often focus on factors such as budget overruns and schedule delays, but the effects of a weak project plan or faulty execution can reach far beyond the project’s primary scope. If your team is preparing to launch an ERP project, consider some risks that come from a poorly…

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Why Do Project Teams Stick with Bad Plans?

Project plans can be unworkable for any number of reasons and our team of project management consultants have stepped in to rescue failing initiatives due to most of them. Some project plans are bad from the get-go, others become a nightmare mid-lifecycle. And though the process of getting at-risk projects back on track requires skill…

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6 Reasons ERP Implementation Project Templates Fall Short

Every project starts with a plan. And when it comes to ERP implementation vendors, some have a plan template in their files that they can whip out and put in place to get the project rolling. But while it’s convenient to have a template at the ready, you may find those boilerplates don’t quite deliver…

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Is Your Team Ready for Faster Delivery Times?

The desire to launch and execute projects quickly is nothing new. But the pace of business continues to accelerate, and organizations are under growing pressure to swiftly identify and act on market trends, emerging risks, and new opportunities. For project teams, this means they’re increasingly expected to compress initiative timelines and shrink planning cycles. At…

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The Value of a Consistent Project Management Methodology

Organizations that implement a shared project management methodology to guide planning and execution see a number of benefits. But it isn’t enough to have everyone come together around a common methodology for a single project. Teams that jump between strategies as they wrap up one initiative and begin another often encounter challenges when it comes…

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Why Your Project Meeting Should Be More Proactive

Innovation thrives in environments where people are open to new ideas. Supporting team members who are committed to life-long learning and who are willing to adapt and innovate will help the project group stay current and efficient in its use of resources, its approach to solving problems, and its execution of initiatives. Unfortunately, time pressures…

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Portfolio Management
Successful portfolio management calls for exceptional data management skills and diligent oversight across multiple efforts.
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Manufacturing
Demanding, time sensitive, and finely tuned, manufacturing projects require close attention and experienced oversight.
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IT Projects
Organizations must be able to successfully execute challenging and highly visible technology projects to maximize revenue.
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Power Plants
Power Plants must be able to keep these vital infrastructure assets current, efficient, and economically positive.
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Energy
High-profile hurdles and expensive risks of failure make these projects critical to manage properly from the very beginning.
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Aerospace
Presents complexities at nearly every stage, from allocating resources to controlling schedule variances, or clearing regulatory & safety hurdles.
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Cross-Functional
Ensuring team members are able to move outside the silos of their department or discipline is the key to achieving success.
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Product Dev
Design and other early-stage activities must be carefully orchestrated while maintaining visibility on future impacts and resource needs.
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Among the riskiest and most strategically important initiatives a company can undertake, and their outcomes can make or break the business.
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Finance & Insurance
Technology implementations call for the right level of planning detail and diligent oversight.
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ERP & SAP
An ERP implementation can be among the most disruptive and strategically important initiative an organization can undertake.