Govern and Manage an Enterprise Software Implementation

Don’t outsource your brain: You can’t outsource project accountability to the SI.

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Failing to have a defined process in place for enterprise application implementation leads to:

  • Haphazard implementation processes that fail to deliver business value
  • Significant time and cost overruns across the project lifespan
  • Fractured IT and business alignment
  • Significant rework during the implementation phase

Having a well-defined process for enterprise software implementation will lead to:

  • Better value delivery of deployed applications
  • A rigorous process-centric approach that saves time and money, and prevents you from wasting “good money after bad”
  • Better alignment between IT and the business
  • A smoother relationship with your vendors and system integrators

Module 1: Prepare for Project Launch

The Purpose

  • Workshop introduction.
  • Preview of the two days.
  • Overview of governance, guiding principles, and implementation maturity.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Created a process for defining implementation guiding principles and governance structures.
  • A frank assessment of your historical COTS implementation maturity.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Establish project governance structure.
  • Large Software Implementation Maturity – Project Risk Level
  • Preliminary Project Governance Structure
1.2 Establish project guiding principles.
  • Preliminary Project Guiding Principles
1.3 Large Software Implementation Maturity Assessment Tool completed and results discussed.
1.4 Establish change management procedures.
  • Change Request Accommodation Criteria
  • Change Request Management Procedures

Module 2: Plan/Analyze

The Purpose

  • Overview of Plan/Analyze phase.
  • Discuss lessons learned from the Plan/Analyze phase of the previous software implementation projects.
  • Discuss common risks and pitfalls experienced during the phase.
  • Compile risks and propose mitigating actions.
  • Develop a methodology for future projects in the Plan/Analyze phase. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Bring a structured approach to the plan and analyze phases of an enterprise software implementation project.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Build plan/analyze team.
2.2 Determine activities.
2.3 Identify lessons learned.
  • List of lessons learned from previous software implementation project
  • Draft of risks and proposed mitigating actions

Module 3: Design

The Purpose

  • Overview of design phase.
  • Discussion on lessons learned from the design phase of the previous software implementation projects.
  • Discussion on common risks and pitfalls experienced during the phase.
  • Compile risks and propose mitigating actions.
  • Develop a methodology for future projects in the design phase. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Bring a structured approach to the design phase of an enterprise software implementation project.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Build design team.
3.2 Determine activities.
3.3 Identify lessons learned.
  • List of lessons learned from previous software implementation project
  • Draft of risks and proposed mitigating actions

Module 4: Build

The Purpose

  • Overview of build phase.
  • Discuss lessons learned from the build phase of the previous software implementation projects.
  • Discuss common risks and pitfalls experienced during the phase.
  • Compile risks and propose mitigating actions.
  • Develop a methodology for future projects in the design phase. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Bring a structured approach to the build phases of an enterprise software implementation project.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Create build team.
4.2 Determine activities.
4.3 Identify lessons learned.
  • List of lessons learned from previous software implementation project
  • Draft of risks and proposed mitigating actions

Module 5: Test/Deploy

The Purpose

  • Overview of test/deploy phase.
  • Discuss lessons learned from the test/deploy phase of the previous software implementation projects.
  • Discuss common risks and pitfalls experienced during the phase.
  • Compile risks and propose mitigating actions.
  • Develop a methodology for future projects in the test/deploy phase. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Bring a structured approach to the test and deploy phases of an enterprise software implementation project.

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Build test/deploy team.
5.2 Determine activities.
5.3 Identify lessons learned.
  • List of lessons learned from previous software implementation project
  • Draft of risks and proposed mitigating actions

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