Projects slip due to various reasons. Ultimately, it affects who is paying for the project. Yes, the Project Sponsor, Client and the buyer. Therefore, next time be very cautious about the project slippage. Ask right questions and challenge the project team for all the good reasons. So, how delay in the delivery can affect you? … Continue reading Unknown Effects Of ERP Project Slippage.
We often choose one way over that other. There are thousands of blog posts, books that suggests choosing one implementation method/framework over the other. I believe each implementation method/framework has its strengths. The value is in evaluating which method suits the best for a given task, stakeholders, and environment? Why can't we apply Agile, Waterfall … Continue reading Agile Vs Waterfall Vs Critical Chain. Which Is The Best?
Most ERP projects have to be delayed without much warning. It has a negative impact on team morale, project cost and business case. Let us see some leading indicators of project delay: Executive Leadership: No sense of urgency: Project sponsor and board do not communicate importance of the project. There is no carrot, no stick. … Continue reading Early Indicators Of Project Delay!
While our focus has always been to optimise limited resources, what do think is the biggest waste? Which resources are been most under-utilised? Well, I think, it is you and I! It is humans and human potential. Here are my thoughts on this: Division of Labour: Does division of labour makes sense in our organisations. … Continue reading The Most Under-Utilised Resource
Our body and business are not much different. Both are the machines that receive input and their coordinated effort produces an output. Learning - Like a healthy body, healthy business must learn from experimentation, analytics, and retrospectives. Strength - Like every individual has natural strengths. Similarly, the business must be aware of its strengths/niche. Weak … Continue reading Body and Business
Scrum is like a religion. Religion has values and rituals. Rituals support values. Without values, rituals are meaningless. Scrum sucks because we follow its rituals (Daily Scrum, Sprint Reviews etc.) without living the values (Focus, Courage, Openness, Commitment and Respect) and the three pillars of Scrum (Transparency, Inspections and Adaptation). If the basic Scrum values … Continue reading Why Scrum Sucks?
Your prospects needs solid estimate before making decision on investment. Call it a proposal, quote or Statement of work. Often we (vendors) sit on the fence, throwing numbers with bundle of disclaimers/assumptions. It does not help us nor the prospect. Instead, step in, roll your sleeves and scope it. Learn about the business, read existing … Continue reading Scope It! Do Not Sit on the Fence – Guessing !
ERPs are designed to eliminate waste and cut unnecessary cost. In my experience business rarely utilise full potential of an ERP. This is mainly because, after the implementation, ERP it is left alone. ERP has a key role to play in business improvement. Therefore, continuously improve use of ERP in your business. As a starting … Continue reading Where To Start ERP Continuous Improvement?
Uh - Finally, ERP implementation project is over! Business-As-Usual now! But, have you thought of servicing your ERP? If not, then read carefully! Your ERP is a business tool (Information processing machine). Like all other complex machines, your ERP needs service. So, get your ERP logbook now! But why? Here are few points to consider: … Continue reading How Often You Service Your ERP?