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!
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?
Google search returns over 95k results for "poor requirements". Software projects are constantly failing due to poor requirements. Here are few stats: (source: http://custom-business-software.com/cost-poor-requirements/) Often Analysis is unstructured. The outcomes of analysis are vague. Few deliverables do not cover wider scope. And others do not cover required depth. Project teams does not often share the outcome of analysis … Continue reading Three Stages of Analysis
Internet is full of such Project Life Cycle diagrams: They represent planning as one of the initial project stages followed by execution and then project closure. Simple stuff! But how true is it? I find these diagrams incorrect and misleading! Planning is not any specific stage/phase of the project. It is in fact an overarching … Continue reading Project Planning Insights And Advise!
ERP Implementations are complex! So many moving variables among which key decisions are to be made. One of the challenges is to get good visibility on breakdown structure of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Following diagram will help you. You can use this during various stages of the project (Initiations/discovery - developing business case, Vendor … Continue reading ERP Implementation – Estimate Breakdown Structure
Sunday afternoon, when clouds were covering angry hot sun. I took opportunity to go out for a run. Initial warm-up, jogging and sprinting …. Something amazing happened that day. I was reaching my targets with a lot of speed and energy. Generally, I struggle to reach my set target (set Lamppost). I asked myself “What … Continue reading Do not focus on your goal!
In one of my previous posts, I have introduced Singh’s Business Reference Model (BRM). I suggested that Singh’s BRM can assist in range of different business initiatives.In this post, I endeavour to demonstrate how Singh’s BRM can assist you in planning of Business process improvement initiative. I think, the key benefit is that it helps you to paint big picture … Continue reading How to plan Business Process Improvement project
At any point in time, life does not give us everything we want. Resources are always limited, whereas demands are unlimited. I still remember my school days, having 5 bucks in hand and queuing up in front of canteen window. While talking, smiling, laughing with friends one question that I constantly think was - ‘What … Continue reading How to prioritise anything!