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Author Beaubouef, Grady Brett.
Title Maximize your investment : 10 key strategies for effective packaged software implementations / Grady Brett Beaubouef.
Imprint Birmingham, U.K. : Packt Pub., ©2009.

Author Beaubouef, Grady Brett.
Series From technologies to solutions
From technologies to solutions.
Subject Computer software.
Software engineering.
Add Title Ten key strategies for effective packaged software implementations
Author Beaubouef, Grady Brett.
Series From technologies to solutions
From technologies to solutions.
Subject Computer software.
Software engineering.
Add Title Ten key strategies for effective packaged software implementations
Description 1 online resource (vi, 212 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The book focuses on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) implementations, and helps you to successfully implement packaged software. Using a step-by-step approach, it begins with an assessment of the limitations of current implementation methods for packaged software. It then helps you to analyze your requirements and offers 10 must-know principles gleaned from real-world packaged software implementations. These 10 principles cover how to maximize enhancements and minimize customizations, focus on business results, and negotiate for success, and so on. You will learn how to best leverage these principles as part of your implementation. As you progress through the book, you will learn how to put packaged software into action with forethought, planning, and proper execution. Doing so will lead to reductions in implementation costs, customizations, and development time"--Resource description page.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; About the Reviewers; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: The Silo Approach is Alive and Well; Why do we need to change?; Robbins-Gioia Survey; Conference Board Survey; Business solution defined; What is the most important component of a business solution?; What is wrong with existing packaged software implementations?; IT does not matter? Think again!; Is technology changing Business?; Ten principles for implementing a business solution; Principle #1 for implementing a business solution; Principle #2 for implementing a business solution
Principle #3 for implementing a business solutionPrinciple #4 for implementing a business solution; Principle #5 for implementing a business solution; Battle of camps; Soap box-Bashing methodologies; Customer-specific implementation; Principle #6 for implementing a business solution; Principle #7 for implementing a business solution; Principle #8 for implementing a business solution; Principle #9 for implementing a business solution; Observations; Principle #10 for implementing a business solution; Summary; References; Chapter 2: Focus on Business Results; Challenging today's mindset
We focus only on what we measureProject scope fixates on software features; Focus on key drivers for business results; What results generate business value?; How to focus on business results during an implementation; Conduct business training; Implementation documentation should be Business-oriented; Use value-added Business results to filter requirements; Project objectives should address business results; Summary; References; Chapter 3: Invest in Your Implementation Partners; Making the investment; Document existing business processes; Enterprise modeling approach
Build trust in the implementation partnerEducate the implementation partner on the existing business solution; Complete packaged software implementation questionnaires; Conduct project orientation with the implementation partner; Complete packaged software training before the implementation partner's arrival; What to expect from your implementation partner; Predefined business process models; Detailed Business process maps; Packaged software implementation questionnaires; Certified business solution experts; Summary; References; Chapter 4: Enable the Customer to Lead During the Implementation
Enabling the customer to lead is a processEducate; Best Practice: Knowledge transfer plan; Enable; Empower; Celebrate; Enablement requires different leadership styles; Implications for implementation partners; Summary; References; Chapter 5: Perform Business Solution Modeling; Defining prototyping and business solution modeling; Prototyping; Business solution modeling; Conducting Business solution modeling; Recommendations for conducting Business solution modeling; Customer's knowledge of existing business activities; Use real customer data during modeling
ISBN 9781849680035 (electronic bk.)
1849680035 (electronic bk.)
1849680027
9781849680028
9781849680028
OCLC # 659793424
Additional Format Print version: Beaubouef, Grady Brett. Maximize your investment. Birmingham, UK : Packt Publishing, 2009 9781849680028 (OCoLC)639344222



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