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This is a continuation of my SAP BW Best Practice Series on SAP Project Management. In this article I review the key Scope Management Plan practices I recommend you follow and maintain throughout the life of any SAP project. If you are in the middle of development for your next Go-Live or doing an upgrade of an existing SAP BW or Business Objects dashboard system or working on any type of greenfield or ongoing project, I recommend you try these scope management plan management techniques because I have and I found them to actually work in the field. Even if you are not currently following these scope management plan practices, implementing them will make you look smart as well as help you turn around and regain control of any failing project. In this Article, I discuss scope management plan practices, the Work Break Down Structure (WBS), how the WBS is an input to schedule, budget and BW project estimation and how important the scope management plan is to your project success.
The sub-prime mortgage crisis may be a fading memory (or it may not), but for many companies, managing their real estate assets continues to be a challenge. Just how big of a challenge do some companies have?
Spring is in the air, and 2013 is already whooshing by us so quickly! Sometimes it is hard to keep up with your blog reading when you are maintaining a busy schedule and trying to grasp every inch of sunshine you can get, which is why we created a compilation of our top blogs throughout the past three months to help you catch up!
What if you were doing a SAP implementation in an industry where literally everything was life and death critical? Wouldn't you want to make sure it was absolutely the safest solution possible? What sort of industries might fall into this category? Several come to mind, but one in particular comes to mind to me-aviation. Others include medical, rail transportation and manufacturing, such as Mill operations. Many others exist, no doubt.
With so many SAP Industry Specific Solutions, I thought it might be useful to develop a list of what I consider the key benefits of Industry Specific solutions and as I have received many queries about IS-Mill lately, decided it was as good as any. All Industry Specific benefits mentioned here are generally applicable to any SAP Industry Specific Solution.
We interviewed Ms. Lea Ghandour, Vice President of Business Development, at Gloss Media to get an insiders view on the ins and outs of a non-traditional marketing agency. Gloss Media is based out of New York City.
Did you know that SAP has a specialized industry solution for Mill operations called, IS-Mill or Industry Solution – Mill. It incorporates, among many things, the old IS – Cable functionality. In 2008, they had just over 20 customers using the IS-Mill solution, some of which were in my old stomping grounds, the Middle East. Strange how every little experience can be put to good use later on. For instance, today, I was contacted, again, by another recruiter looking for someone to come and help a company evaluate the IS Mill solution functionality versus their own business requirements.
I have been a customer of a particular cable and Internet provider for many years and through my many stages of living and economic situations. Despite my thoughts on the monopolization and pricing of the cable and Internet providers in my area, I have been able to tailor my monthly bill to my ever-changing needs. Luckily, I was able to downgrade from Ms. Premium Cable Queen to Ms. Basic TV and still stick with the same company. This proves how important it is for a business to be able to cater to a customer’s various needs, because one size doesn’t fit all. To be able to find what “sizes” fits a business’s target, a market segmentation strategy needs to be implemented and it may not be as easy as it seems. A product or service may seem at first to fit one type of target market but can easily fit into another market if the proper research is conducted and advertised. Marketing to a consumer’s specific needs and wants is not only highly effective but also promotes marketing edge that is needed for differentiation for other products and services. The basic types of market segmentation include the following:
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