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The Seven Deadly Sins of ERP Project Management

The Consultants' Corner July 25, 2014 0

Almost all project management disasters have a common pathology. Even if the participants are well-intentioned, the same issues surface in the after-action reviews of failed projects. Poor project management is composed of seven common

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Navigating the Three Stages of Public Sector ERP Stress

The Consultants' Corner June 19, 2014 0

A complex project like an ERP implementation will likely be a stressful experience. With this anticipation, it is important to understand and plan for the stages of stress that your organization and its employees

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Five Tips for Keeping Your ERP Project On-Schedule

The Consultants' Corner May 13, 2014 0

A successful and on-time ERP project never happens by accident. Behind every successful public sector ERP implementation there is a project manager who has taken the time to define project scope, assess resource commitment

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Four Common Issues in Government Process Management

The Consultants' Corner May 8, 2014 0

An ERP project is only as good as its project plan. In other words, it operates on the garbage-in, garbage-out principle: if the project plan is a mess, that is how the project will

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Three Tips for Avoiding ERP Failure

The Consultants' Corner April 24, 2014 0

All of us have participated in projects that have not gone as smoothly as we had hoped. Most of us will probably experience failed projects again in our lives because failure is part of

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Governance Structures that Work: ERP Core Teams

Eric Kimberling August 21, 2013 0

As we all put the finishing touches on summer break and move into the ‘back to school’ season, many of us are also getting serious about planning for new ERP implementations in Q4 2013

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How to Successfully Implement an ERP System in a Faraway Land

The Consultants' Corner August 2, 2013 0

ERP implementations are tough. They are long, drawn-out affairs with seemingly endless challenges. But as difficult as they can be stateside, they can be even more so overseas. Cultural signifiers, strategies for success and

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The High Price of Poor Communication in ERP Implementations

Eric Kimberling July 31, 2013 0

Communications is often cited as a critical success factor in ERP implementations. In fact, according to our experience and research, ineffective organizational change management and poor communications are often among the top contributors to

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What Your Project Manager Really Wants for Christmas

The Consultants' Corner December 21, 2012 0

In my last blog post, I mentioned that to ignore project governance is a very quick way to make your project manager (PM) curl up in a corner and cry – and that is

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Recovering From ERP Bankruptcy

Eric Kimberling March 23, 2012 0

As a follow-up to our recent post, Avoiding Bankruptcy From an ERP Implementation: Three Dirty Secrets, we’d like to take it to the next level and discuss how an organization actually can recover from

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