Being A Successful Sap Project Manager-zhongguorentiyishu

Business SAP project managers are responsible for planning, organising, allocating and managing resources with an objective to complete a set task. This article aims to provide the key factors needed to succeed with the implementation of a SAP project. Usually, SAP project management jobs involve providing a clear and well-structured plan for implementation by effectively managing available resources including financial, materials, and human resources to complete the desired project. As a result handling all these parameters makes a SAP project manager’s job particularly tricky. The following 9 points will detail some key actions that will make your SAP project a success. 1. First of all, you must define the key objectives of your SAP project. Setting up a list of the high-level program objectives for the year will help focus your team. This objectives have to be the pillar of your milestone-based project plan. You can use Scope Freeze, Design or Walkthrough to set up your plan. But in every case you must stick to it, and don’t let the configuration change during testing. 2. Be sure that your program is aligned with your business’ objectives, culture and structure of your business. For instance, if your business is decentralised, be careful about centralising the program. 3. Most SAP projects span across the organisation, therefore it is important to ensure you have top-level management buy in. Preparing a strong plan as detailed in the first paragraph will help you to validate the benefits of your SAP project. 4. Gather the best employees to create a change and integration team and don’t be scared to spend money to train your team. In addition if your program spans multiple modules, organisations or process areas, create an integration team which is representative of the various business areas. Give them responsibility to identify integration issues between the teams, and for helping the teams resolve the design issues. 5. Use rapid prototyping methods. It does not take long to build a prototype of a major process in SAP. Creating a culture of rapid, iterative prototyping within your team(s) will save you time and money as the users get to see results early ensuring that when changes need to be made they are less expensive to accommodate. 6. Don’t change the source code. You’ll be surprised at how fast SAP moves, and you can’t afford to fall behind on the upgrades. 7. Plan for post-implementation before you get there, as the go-live seems like the ultimate objective for the program, organisations often forgot to invest in the post-implementation phase leaving no room to amend the system based on user feedback. 8. Develop retention plans for your key people before the end of the program, who have, by the way, suddenly become much more marketable. Many companies have suffered from an exodus of key people at the end of a program. More often than not, a carefully thought out retention plan complete with roles and career path expectations will eliminate (or at least delay) this disaster-waiting-to-happen. 9. Use SAP consultants wisely. They can be critical to the success of your program, but they can be expensive. Use of them depends on your company culture (consultant friendly or not), your skills gaps and the level of risk associated with program failure. It should not necessarily depend on your budget, as there are times when a company cannot afford to not hire consultants. About the Author: To conclude, if as a project manager in SAP you are looking for new challenges, browse numerous SAP project management vacancies in Europe on the SAP Job Board: ..thesapjobboard../index.php?SearchTerms=project+manager&LocationSearchTerms=e.g.+LONDON&JobTypeFilter=0&OrderBy=0&DatePostedFilter=0&CountryId=0&lang=en&Mode=AdvertSearch&nocache=1223288141&IsNewSearch=1&Search.x=0&Search.y=0 Article Published On: 相关的主题文章:

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