Accountability Matters: Protect Your Investment in Enterprise Software Implementation


Are you a Project Sponsor responsible for an enterprise software implementation? It’s a significant responsibility that comes with a lot of pressure, particularly if you’re doing it for the first time. One of the biggest challenges you may face is getting all stakeholders involved in the project to take responsibility if things go wrong. So, how can you protect your investment in Enterprise software implementation?

It’s not uncommon for software vendors, implementation partners, and recruitment partners to have contractual agreements signed (EULAs, Statements of Work) that protect them in case of project failure. While this may seem like a safeguard for these parties, it can leave you alone, as the Project Sponsor, accountable to your superiors and board.

To avoid this, it’s crucial to have a plan in place that ensures all parties involved in the initiative have a stake in the game. If they can easily walk away from the project when key issues arise, you’ll be left to face the consequences alone. To protect yourself and your investment, seek independent help and enforce a fair share of risks and issues in the implementation for all parties involved. By doing so, you’ll be safeguarding your business and ensuring everyone involved has a vested interest in the success of the project. Don’t let others off the hook – hold them accountable and ensure that they’re invested in the project’s success!