Contents.. Contents • Role of project manager • SAP Implementation Methodologies and Strategies - Step by step - Roll-out - Big Bang
Contents.. Role of project manager Project Manager has to - • Lead the project as a friendly leader and also a process manager. • Manage and communicate a clear vision of the project. • Motivate the project Team to achieve goal. • Need to be experienced negotiator and a nice leader. • Track the project activities continously.
Contents.. SAP Implementation Methodologies and Strategies -Step by step A step-by-step implementation is nothing but: • Implementation of the software in small steps, and • Generally concentrates on the implementation of a few related modules at one time. (e.g. Materials Management, Sales and Distribution, Logistics Execution) and build interfaces between R/3 and the legacy systems. Advantages: • Normally not complex. • Easy for coordinating, controlling, and organizing the project. • A team of internal consultants can be established over time, reducing the cost of the project. • Costs are spread over a longer period of time. • Less organizational changes can be considered during the implementation. Disadvantages : • Interfaces must be developed to maintain existing systems. • Integration advantages of the project can only be used step by step. • Return on investment is generally delayed.
Contents.. SAP Implementation Methodologies and Strategies -Roll-Out Roll-out refers to business specific extensions of an implementation after a model is created at one site which is then used to implement to the other sites or business units. For example, a company operating in USA and Europe might choose to create a model for most of its. Advantages: • There is valuable experience gained by project members. • Expertise is available for a fast implementation. • Costs are kept low because only limited resources are needed. • Standard business processes can be achieved by using a model implementation . Disadvantages: • Site-specific requirements can be overlooked. • New legal requirements such as the recent Euro migration. • A current re-engineering effort within the company.
Contents.. SAP Implementation Methodologies and Strategies-Big Bang A big bang deployment of R/3 replaces all or most critical existing systems in a single operation with the new software. Advantages: • Few or even no interfaces between legacy systems and the new application are needed because all modules go live at the same time. • The project members’ motivation is high. • It is highly efficient, because redundant customizing is avoided. • There is optimal integration of all components under consideration. Disadvantages: • The implementation is complex due to the increased need for coordination and integration. • It is resource intensive over a short period of time. • All employees are subject to higher stress levels at the same time. • A high degree of consulting support is required.
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