When I started as a Consultant many years ago, it opened my eyes to an entirely new way of working I was not familiar with.
How does your end-user derive true value from the product/service you provide? The end-user doesn’t care too much if the product/server was delivered within budget or on-time. They are most concerned and get the best benefit as long as their requirements have been met in its entirety.
In my formative years as a business analyst, I was once summoned by my project manager into the war room while working on an eCommerce project for one of my company’s high profile clients. We were about 2 months away the launch date and the PM asked us for the critical path. My first question (to myself) was, “what in the world is a critical path and why is the PM asking me this.”
Here is how I interpreted that question, “well.. the project is critical to my organization, it is critical to succeed, so everything on this project is the critical path”.
Congratulations! You are the executive chosen to spearhead the effort to select and implement a new ERP system to replace the one that your organization originally installed a number of years ago. As you plan for this project, you may find it helpful to know what others in your position have experienced so you know what to anticipate and can craft a better plan to unstick the existing ERP system.
Microsoft Dynamics GP’s Project Accounting suite is a robust, highly configurable and flexible module which is fully integrated with other modules within the Dynamics GP product suite. The flexibility of configuration, setup and integration to other modules makes it an attractive choice for tracking financial data by contract, project and cost category. It allows you to maintain complete control over project costs and execution, while also maintaining control over project budgets.
What constitutes a project in the real sense of the PMI:
- Projects are always temporary in nature, therefore, they have a start data and an end date.
- Projects are unique in nature and do not include repetitive actions because that was the case it would be deemed a routine operation.
- Projects also must have specific goals and milestones that need to be delivered and met.