An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project manager belongs to the top management committee of a business. This involves doing work in information technology and using the ERP software for business profit. The ERP project manager handles a project management team from multiple locations and with multiple deadlines.
Teaching the staff how to use the ERP software is important. They must understand clearly how to use the application. Allocating the money for the ERP project, implementing the ERP project from start to end, and establishing clear communication lines between the project manager and the staff are crucial. The ERP project manager reports directly to the director of IT.
As an ERP project manager, the candidates work together with the director of IT or the chief technology officer. The candidate assists in evaluating and planning the investment in a new ERP system. Before the ERP system is implemented, the objectives for the ERP project are mentioned clearly to the team. Being an ERP project manager, the candidate oversees that the budget and time table for the specific project are followed strictly. The team is knowledgeable of how the ERP project can be successful. Trust is given to the ERP project manager since the enterprise IT team gave the position to the candidate.
Being an ERP project manager calls for helping the company internally in terms of using the business transformation software. The ERP project manager satisfies the customers within the company. Business units and functional departments will benefit from the ERP project. Feedback will be given to the ERP project manager whether the project is good or not. The ERP project manager communicates with department heads and seeks their evaluation of the ERP project. Effective leadership skills are needed for the ERP project manager to handle the project team members well.
As the new ERP project is implemented, daily overseeing of the project is important. The daily reports of the achievements for the ERP project are reviewed to see whether the project plan is being executed. Issues that need to be addressed are relayed to the ERP project manager. These issues are resolved at the soonest possible time for the ERP project to be carried out smoothly. Every phase of the project needs to be taken care of through the supervision of the ERP project manager. A tiny glitch in the technical aspects of the project or in the wrong action of a project team member can result in chaos within the project.
Being in a top management position entails great responsibility for the ERP project manager. The candidate reports any strength and weakness of the ERP project to the director of IT. Presentations and reports are done for the IT department. The methodologies and strategies of the project team members are reviewed regularly to determine whether they are effective or not. Changes are made to the ERP project as needed for the successful completion. When the business unit heads are satisfied with the ERP project implemented, the director of IT will also be praised.
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