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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Reversing the Trend

Three steps to ensure your next enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation project aligns with organizational strategy.

Raed M. Skaf, PMP, PgMP

Many organizations try to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) to improve their business workflow. Unfortunately, 54 percent of ERP implementation projects took longer than expected and 56 percent exceeded budget, according to research from Panorama Consulting Group. What's more, 50 percent of ERP implementation projects realize less than half of the expected benefits.

The causes of failure aren't just technical—they're managerial slip-ups. For example, one of the root causes of failure is not considering changes to existing business processes, the cost of subject-matter ...

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