Replacing your organization’s financial human resource, procurement, or any other mission-critical system with a new application can cause serious disruption to your organization, especially if you are an education or public sector organization. To mitigate the risks and get the full benefits of a new Cloud-based ERP system, including improved data security, reporting and planning and more streamlined and standardized business processes it’s critical to acquire a dedicated and experienced project management professional. In my last article The #1 Mistake Educators and Public Sector Organizations Make When Implementing a New ERP System, I described the reasons why leaders don’t enlist the help of experienced Project Managers and the fallacies behind these reasons. In this article I explain what a professional Project Manager does and why this person is key to your success.
Your Project Manager’s ultimate responsibility is to ensure the project’s success. They do this by managing three major components of the project: scope, schedule, and cost. A professional Project Manager:
Eighty percent of successful projects are led by a dedicated and certified project manager (Wrike). The strong correlation between Project Manager certification, project management experience, and project success is certainly due to the training and skills acquired through years of experience of managing projects. When the success of a project is critical for you and your organization, and failure could mean serious financial or reputational loss or worse, acquiring a dedicated and experienced project manager is the best choice to achieve success.
Worldgate is dedicated to helping K-12, higher education and public sector organizations maximize the benefits of their technology modernization projects. Our experienced Project Managers are ready to help you do what’s needed to ensure your ERP implementation is a success.