ERP Project Management Implementation - Locus IT Services

ERP Project Management Implementation

Locus IT ServicesProject Management ConsultingERP Project Management Implementation

ERP Project Management Implementation

During the ERP Project Management Implementation, Locus IT manages all the tasks so that all elements come together effectively, within the budget, and in accordance with the timing and scope parameters set forth in the Implementation Charter.

Once initial implementation is realized, Locus IT’s enterprise project management direction focuses on value delivery and transformation. These elements of our methodology are essential to ongoing value realization.

ERP Project Management Implementation Phases

1. Initiate Phase

In the Initiate phase of the ERP implementation, the following occurs:

  • Define collaboration, communication, media, and cadence
  • Confirm charter, scope, project plan, tools, and templates
  • Define data ownership and data integrity management
  • Clarify Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) roles, responsibilities, and escalation processes
  • Confirm organizational change management and risk management strategies
  • Conduct team briefing and service track expectations

2. Design Phase

There are six main items that are completed in the Design phase of an implementation project:

  • Confirm future state business scenarios and requirements
  • Align software capabilities to future state requirements
  • Develop detailed processes & identify capability gaps
  • Design and model business analytics and details
  • Validate technology architecture & infrastructure
  • Validate testing procedures & gap assessment criteria

3. Build

To Build the implementation of a new enterprise system, the following needs to happen:

  • Setup ERP system to blueprint design and confirm functionality
  • Migrate/enter and validate required data & master files
  • Close capability gaps & conduct initial tests
  • Deploy devices and user security model for testing & training
  • Perform functional & modular testing, assess & close gaps
  • Perform progressive scenario tests (CRP), assess & close gaps

4. Deploy

When deploying a new ERP system, these six steps need to happen:

  • Conduct system load & performance tests, assess & close gaps
  • Confirm process owner acceptance and security model
  • Finalize production solution, procedures, & training materials
  • Train users, confirm competencies & validate user access
  • Secure “go/no-go” commitment for production launch
  • Execute detailed launch sequence for production launch

5. Production

During the last phase of implementation, Production, these final steps must be made:

  • Confirm business productivity and system stability
  • Conduct post-launch analysis and capture lessons learned
  • Quantify business case value, Return on Investment (ROI) & payback analysis
  • Complete project case study & review with stakeholders
  • Secure commitment for the business transformation either online or offline
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement results

Locus IT will leverage all learning’s from current state analysis, value assessment of the opportunities, and future state evolution to lay the foundation for the project management plan for your overall business process transformation.

This plan will govern, manage and control your initiative through to the implementation and further to transformation. Locus IT’s perspective is that all transformation is not achieved at the point of implementation.

Instead, we use the phases of transformation which begin during the creation of the future state, grow during the detailed design, and come into focus over the course of your implementation. For more information, please contact us.

Locus IT Project Management Office
What’s it?