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 in great detail and executed with precision. Since I wrote that post, quite a few […]Read More What’s in a cutover plan?
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 on the subject. I bet, that the application or system you implemented was pretty much okay, […]Read More ADKAR as a Framework for Change?
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 with our implementation? When we started out on the Dynamics AX programme I am currently […]Read More Is APQC the Right Way to go in a Dynamics AX Implementation?
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 to give Microsoft some credit for: Investing so heavily in what has been an obvious […]Read More My First Adventure With Lifecycle Services for Microsoft Dynamics
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 in deserves. The subject is CUT-OVER PLANNING. Some may call this go-live planning, data migration […]Read More Cutover Planning is Essential
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 systems, I have seen my fair share of failed and successful projects. The reason why […]Read More Are Failed ERP Projects Like Airplane Chrashes?