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Governance and Management of Enterprise Software Implementation

Being Agile will increase the likelihood of success.

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Implementing enterprise software is a complex task and failure can significantly impact an organization:

  • Projects go over budget and over schedule.
  • Benefits realization does not happen.
  • Users are resistant to change.
  • Negative impact to morale.

Using Info-Tech’s approach will guide you in selecting the right level of governance:

  • Identification of metrics that will drive success.
  • Realization of benefits.
  • On-time delivery.
  • On-budget delivery.
  • User satisfaction with new software.

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Module 1: Assess

The Purpose

  • Explicitly define your business objectives.
  • Identify the key stakeholders.
  • Establish your success criteria.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Goals and objectives of the project.
  • Table of key stakeholders.
  • Key success metrics.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Establish your starting point.
  • Establish the goals and objectives of the project, identify key stakeholders, and determine key success metrics.
1.2 Governance structure.
  • Determine your governance model along with the roles and responsibilities (RACI), and then determine the organizational Agile capabilities.
1.3 Define your metrics.
  • Establish the key performance indicators (KPIs) that will guide the project.

Module 2: Prepare

The Purpose

  • Establish your backlog of work and the teams performing the work.
  • Test your selected methodology

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A better understanding of the work, both short and long term, to complete prior to transitioning to operations.
  • Stable teams that will perform better over the long term than temporary teams.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Establish your backlog.
  • A prioritized backlog of the requirements to implement.
2.2 Build your teams.
  • Decide on your team structure and define data governance and communication plans.
2.3 Assess readiness.
  • Test the selected methodology and identify areas for improvement or enhanced governance.

Module 3: Govern and Course Correct

The Purpose

  • Understand the need for a simple dashboard.
  • Course correct with backlog grooming.
  • Develop a transition checklist for the executive steering committee to use to determine when to transition to operation.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Team will complete requirements on a steady cadence with regular check-ins to determine if course correction is needed.
  • Steering committee remains informed through the dashboard and ability to see progress in the iteration end demos.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Govern and manage.
  • An executive dashboard and a reviewed backlog.
3.2 Transition.
  • Scenarios depicting success or failure of the project and the potential risks and an executive checklist to assist in the decision to go operational.
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