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How To Survive an ERP Implementation: Course for Staff Assigned to ERP: November 13-14, 2012

Group-live course
Prerequisites: None        
Course level: Intermediate    
CPE credits: 16
Time: 2 days, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (both days)

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Who Will Benefit
Government staff in the planning or acquisition stages or preparing to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) project.

Program
This course will focus on preparing students to participate in an ERP implementation project, which can be one of the most invigorating, challenging, and frustrating projects government staff can undertake. Participants will learn the different approaches ERP companies use to install systems. The ERP implementation process will be broken down and examined from pre-implementation to post-implementation. Special emphasis will be placed on the expectations of the vendor and the customer during the implementation process. Participants will learn how to balance scope, resources, costs and other constraints, and how to manage schedule and work variation. Participants will also learn about factors for successful implementations, including implementation readiness, communications, training, change management, and post-implementation planning.

Seminar Objectives
  • Understand the requirements for effective management of each phase of an ERP selection and implementation project
  • Understand indicators for risk and need for project plan corrections in each project phase
  • Assess the organizational impacts of ERP projects
  • Learn how to leverage ERP technologies to implement current management practices such as performance management and budgeting for outcomes.

Recommended Reading
•    The ERP Book: Financial Management Technology from A to Z

Registration Fees
GFOA member:  $580     Nonmember:  $790