Category Archives: Project Management

What’s in a cutover plan?

In the past I have seen a lot of ERP project plans with a single-line entry called “go-live”, “cutover” or “final migration”. As I have argued in a previous post, this phase includes the cutover activity, which must be planned carefully … Continue reading

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ADKAR as a Framework for Change?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PART OF A PROJECT THAT FAILED? If you have worked with systems implementation for a while, there is a good chance that you have some across a few. Some while ago, I wrote a blog post … Continue reading

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Is APQC the Right Way to go in a Dynamics AX Implementation?

Ever since Microsoft decided to embed the APQC process classification framework into the Business Process Modeller in Lifecycle Services (see previous post), the question to anyone responsible for a Dynamics AX implementation has been: is APQC the way we should go … Continue reading

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My First Adventure With Lifecycle Services for Microsoft Dynamics

This blog post is a short essay describing my first adventure with Lifecycle Services for Microsoft Dynamics (LCS)  (as I believe the solution is now called). Before I start going into details with my first experiences , I would like … Continue reading

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Cutover Planning is Essential

In this blog post, I will be discussing what I believe to be one of the most important aspects of an ERP implementation project. However, for some reason, this subject does not seem to get the attention and careful planning … Continue reading

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Are Failed ERP Projects Like Airplane Chrashes?

As far as I am aware no-one has ever died or gotten seriously injured from a failed ERP project, so maybe my analogy probably isn’t absolutely accurate, but let me explain my point. In my 20 years plus of implementing ERP … Continue reading

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