Successful ERP projects require a high level of commitment from everyone involved in the project and generally, enthusiasm and commitment being quite high at the start.
Careful project planning shows the planned project course and identifies resources involved (and when they should be made available). All this goes a long way to ensure the project will be successful.
However, despite any and all such preparations and planning, occasionally an ERP project does go off course.
What are the signs to identify the health of an ERP project?
There is a close correlation between the project plan defined at the start of the project and the project schedule experienced in the course of a project with time delays and postponements.
Likewise, unmistakable warning signs are when budgets get out of hand or it is discovered that the original project goals can hardly be achieved.
This is then usually the starting signal from the management for an ERP project rescue.
The consequences of rescuing a project from a predicament are manageable. The alternative courses of action are as follows, depending on the project status or duration:
Should the project be stopped?
Could the project be stopped? Or is it part of a larger business initiative that builds upon each other?
Are there possibilities to save the project as a whole or at least parts of it?
What costs will still be incurred if the
project is continued?
What costs will be incurred if the project is discontinued?
What acceptance does the project still have among the project participants?
What measures must be taken to continue the project and thus achieve the originally defined ERP project goal?
Which project planning promises success and must be established?
We would conduct an independent fact check with you, your stakeholders and your project staff in a commitment of a few days with a recovery audit (assessment). This would enable us to work out the options for an ERP project recovery. The focus of the work would be on working out the risks involved in an ERP recovery:
What does it mean to continue with the complete project scope?
What would be the impact of a partial continuation of project parts.
What would be the effects of a complete project stop?
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