Contents.. Contents • Introduction to SAP Project Management • ASAP implementation and some challenges • Basic definitions: Project and project management • Key terms one need to know about the project
Contents.. ASAP implementation and some challenges There are some Challenges for Companies planning to implement globally or at more than one site : • Global business processes and data issues - Business standardization, Legal requirements. • Geography and cultural issues - Geographical spread and time-zone differences, cultural differences. • International team structure and program organization - Geographical spread and time-zone. • More complex configuration management; variations in regional IT infrastructures. Global ASAP is the SAP solution designed to facilitate meeting these challenges
Contents.. Introduction to SAP Project Management A project is defined as following by its components in general: • It has a beginning and an end • It is defined by specific goals and objectives • It is usually conducted by a well-defined organization Project Management related to SAP (ERP) is nothing but Managing SAP Project. In broad Terms Project Management is PDCA cycle i.e. Plan ,Do , Check and Act cycle.
Contents.. Basic definitions: Project and project management A project is defined as following by its components in general: • It has a beginning and an end • It is defined by specific goals and objectives • It is usually conducted by a well-defined organization Project Management covers the following functions: • Planning-deciding what is to be done • Organizing-making arrangements • Staffing-selecting the right people • Directing-giving instructions • Monitoring-checking on progress • Controlling-taking action • Innovating-coming up with new solutions • Representing-liaising with users
Contents.. Key terms one need to know about the project Key terms ,one need to know about the project (Minimum Requirement while working in Project Environment): • Project Sponsor: A senior management role that typically involves approving or supporting the allocation of resources for a venture, defining its goals and assessing the venture's eventual success. • Project Stakeholders: Project stakeholders are those entities within or outside an organization which: sponsor a project, or have an interest or a gain upon a successful completion of a project • Project Charter: The project charter is usually a short document that refers to more detailed documents such as a new offering request or a request for proposal. • Project Plan:Project Plan is a formal, approved document used to guide both project execution and project control. • Project Management Life Cycle: Is basically defined by its phases, according to which a project swims through and finally reaches to handover stage. • Project Management Deliverables: Project deliverables are the outputs got from a project that normally give a beneficial change. • Project Status: The status report of all capital projects • Project Phases: A major logical grouping of work on a project. A phase also represents the completion of a major deliverable • Milestones: A significant stage or event in the development of Project.
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