Project management involves both science and art. Science comes from the use of processes and tools, the art comes from understanding stakeholders, applying foresight, and knowing where to concentrate your efforts. In this video, Bob McGannon presents a stakeholder availability challenge related to an Enterprise Resource Planning project, and asks you how you might address the situation.
(gentle music)…- Project management involves both science and art.…The science comes from the use of processes and tools.…The art comes from understanding stakeholders,…applying foresight,…and knowing where to concentrate your efforts.…Project management isn't a trivial exercise.…So let's practice.…I'm going to present a scenario for you to consider…which relates to the store energy case study…you'll find in the exercise files.…
Use the material from the course…and your own experience…to determine what actions you will take.…You can then compare your actions…to what I propose in the next video.…Here's the challenge.…You're managing an enterprise resource planning,…ERP, project.…And the business areas that will be affected…in your initial efforts are Human Resources and Payroll.…After considerable discussion,…it was decided to implement…the HR and Payroll systems together,…as there are ties between those business areas.…
Throughout your project,…the HR team has been very enthusiastic,…but on the Payroll side,…you're starting to fall behind.…
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- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Guiding process and organizational change
- Considering a cloud-based solution
- Planning a technology project
- Assessing risks and changes
- Executing a technology project
- Addressing challenges such as conflict and changing priorities