5 Strategies to cope ERP project schedule and maintain it

5 Strategies to cope ERP project schedule and maintain it
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5 Strategies to cope ERP project schedule and maintain it


Scheduling requires patience, work process, and work-flow. And, if your company is doing ERP project, scheduling just becomes more necessary and integral to the success of the project.

Many of the ERP projects fail or get delayed. There are many reasons why they fail or get delayed, and one of the root cause is not scheduling of the project. Any project manager should take scheduling seriously as it will make the projects much easier to handle and execute. Scheduling will also help set the deliverables and set an expectation where everyone is looking forward to.

But, not everything works as scheduled. There are many hindrances that need to be taken care off -- all that different levels. To make sure that your ERP project remains On-schedule, we present you some of the strategies that help to deliver on-time.

Without much delay, let's get started with the strategies.

Getting the approval of Project scope and objectives

The first step is to get hold of an approval letter for the Project objective and score. The approval letter is signed off by the executive team after being scrutinized for best possible ROI and other key factors that need to be resonated with the requirements of the ERP implementation.

With the project scope and objectives clear -- the team can easily focus on moving forward. The general consensus helps to achieve stability at the start of the project.

Team Dynamics and Understanding

Team dynamics is one of the major obstacles in the working space. Project managers want to get things done, and they make a big mistake by assigning tasks to unqualified team members. It is important for the project manager to understand the strengths and weakness of the team and then only assign tasks.

This will make sure that the right task goes to the right person, increasing the chance for task completion at the right time.  Also, task co-operation becomes easy.

Use Trusted members tactfully

Every project has a critical aspect to it. And, to make the project a success, it is necessary to assign the critical tasks to the trusted and talented members of the team. This will ensure task completion with quality and reliability.

With critical tasks completed, the project manager can now focus on other tasks that are valuable to complete the project on time. It is also necessary for a project manager to use the valuable resources at the right time.

Setting up deliverables

Deliverables are a sign of progress and it also gives the client a glimpse of the project completion. Deliverables are scattered all over the project time-line and make sure that the project is on schedule. With a clear deliverable plan, expectations are set for the client. It is also necessary to understand that deliverables bring client feedback, which in return further improve the project prospects.

Use proper task management and prioritization

Every project has tons of tasks to be completed. But, where to start? What to do? These questions need to be answered at the start and worked upon in a prioritized manner. A scattered attempt at task completion can only make things worse.

For project manager, it is necessary to create a task hierarchy and also bring the best out of the team members. The hierarchy should also be maintained by proper task assignment and completion. A proper feedback system should also be maintained for the task members and the project manager. The inclusion of client feedback at deliverables will also make the project a grand success.

Wrapping Up

With correct strategies, the project can easily be completed on time.

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