This site contains two strands of information – the first is the Handbook, which is a work-in-progress. The Handbook Contents menu links to a page which shows the planned structure and contents of the book. Completed sections have been published and are shown as red links. I am writing the remainder as fast as I can when I can fit the time in to do so.
In every project I work on as an ERP Consultant, it is my job to make myself redundant.
You may be familiar with the conundrum of the project management triangle – “Faster, Cheaper, Better” – about which there is already too much written.
Modern software will allow a user simultaneous access to multiple records. This is an incredibly useful facility, but it often leads to records being left open after the user has moved on to another task, presumably because it is inconvenient or too time consuming to spend time releasing records by clearing up multiple open windows or tabs.
Routine administrator-level system access such as occurs during an implementation is likely to be carried out by more than one member of an implementation team. When multiple team members use the same default system administrator account, it will be impossible to tell who did what by looking at audit logs.
For the duration of an implementation you will probably have administrator access to your client’s software, and it is likely that you will remain logged in to that software as an administrator for the duration of your working day.
As a trusted consultant – assuming you are – you have access to your client’s crown jewels. By the end of a project you will know who all their key staff are, the strengths and weaknesses of their people and systems, and where the bodies are buried.
Bullshit alert! The term “best practice” crops up a lot in this business. But it is seldom believable that there is no other practice that isn’t at least as good as the one under discussion.
A fully loaded freight train possesses enormous mass, takes much energy to accelerate to operating speed, and once there moves with great momentum. Changing course requires effective containment of huge tangential forces attempting to maintain a straight line, and emergency stops are measured in minutes and miles.