ERP Implementation Success Strategy #1 – Leadership…

The ERP Roadmap blog is changing direction for a post or two…

We are going to be exploring the Success Strategies associated with a successful ERP implementation. A success strategy in is an approach and and intentional frame of mind that when followed will product a more desirable outcome …

Some of the areas that I intend to cover are…

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Time Management… just to name a few.

These “soft skills”  are so important to the successful implementation of an ERP system that they really should be discussed and revisited throughout the life of your ERP project… It really does take constant review and reinforcement of the right way to approach leadership, communication, time management and other aspects of the success mindset to develop habits and ultimately instinct that will keep you and your team heading in a positive direction.

Let’s take Leadership for example and specifically your approach in directing people and events on a large scale project to achieve desired results. You really want to provide an environment where your team as a unit can accomplish more that if all those involved attempted the their individual tasks on their own. While I tried to avoid using the word “Synergy”, I just could not help myself!

One approach that I have found very successful, is giving people specific desired end products – or deliverables, and then giving them reign to exercise their skills and capabilities – then stay out of the way! This is easier said than done, but when you do it, you WILL KNOW IT.

So – Give them direction, give them goals and dates and then GET OUTTA THE WAY and see what they can do.

I recently released an Implement ERP Fast podcast episode on this subject – you might want to check it out…

Until next time… Rick

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