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Jan 12, 2007 at 06:55 PM

Risk Management Plan ERP WW Implementation


Hello All

I´m developing a Risk Management Plan and need to identify risks related to ERP implementation in multiple geographies. The implementations will be based on the same template and the template, a base model, will be managed in a centralized way by the corporation, both from a process and from an IT perspective, e.g., process changes that impact the base model will be approved by a centralized group responsible for the integrity of the base model. These changes, if approved, will be incorporated to the base model under a strict versioning and configuration management policy. The Business and IT organizations will have to manage both the integrity of the base model (and its versions) and the rollout of specific versions to the geographies. Geographies include Latin America, North America, Africa.

I´m willing to identify risks of the strategy to the business itself (the strategy I described above) and it´s impact on the IT organization/processes that will need to support it. This company already runs SAP on it´s biggest business unit, now it will be expanding the solution to smaller BUs in other countries. The base model currently used by the corporation is different than the base model (template) that will be implemented in the smaller BUs, for historical reasons.

A good start could be a Risk Assessment (part of a typical Risk Management Plan) of an ERP implementation project with similar characteristics, e.g.: multiple geographies, different Business Units in these geographies, having to ensure integrity of the base model (template), etc...

Does anyone have anything similar to this that I could use as a start? Thanks.

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José Welington Nogueira Filho