Make an Informed Decision on Project Management Requirements
High profile project management consulting organizations have their pros and cons. Their strength is that they have managed multiple projects, know a variety of ERP software systems and have extensive project experience.
The advantage of using ERP project management consulting is that they can plan the ERP implementation from start to finish, including full risk analysis, timeline development, and contingency planning.
They also have the responsibility of developing key project milestones and ensuring that they are met.
They will ensure the project stays on track and finishes on time so that you can feel confident that the ERP implementation is proceeding as planned.
But a few cautions when outsourcing to a consulting organization. They may know a few major ERP software systems well and only the basics of other systems. Realistically these organizations cannot have resources on staff for every ERP, or CRM or business intelligence system out there.
You do not want them learning the ERP software at your expense. With the cost and complexity of a major implementation, you cannot afford to have consultants involved who are only one page ahead of you in the user manuals.
Due Diligence is the key
There are genuinely excellent project management and ERP consulting resources out there. You just need to take your time carrying out extensive due diligence on their previous experience. Ask for references from organizations where the consultant has successfully completed projects. Look for client testimonials on their websites.
Project Management links that are worth checking out
Where project management is a way of life:Project Simple? Yes
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SCMWise is dedicated to Software Configuration Management. This site is a central repository for the collection of best practices, processes, methodologies and tools that surround SCM and the Software Development Life Cycle.SCMWise Software Configuration Management
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