SAP Project Failure analysis
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When we are invited as SAP technology and program execution experts to audit your SAP project, it is not about Who to blame . We are more focused in understanding what is perceived to have gone wrong followed by our own analysis of your project and then sharing our findings with your executive leadership with recommendations to fix / revive your SAP implementation.
Per my 2 cents, nobody (your project leadership and the SAP systems integrator) goes into a SAP project with the intention of making it fail. Every company on your SAP project ideally wants your project to succeed. Some initial wrong decisions related to resources, leadership, execution, project management and reporting can lead to an overall failure of an SAP project. Every SAP project is different because of unique business model of the customer and different project engagement dynamics of multiple vendors / releases / technologies / external systems.
I follow my own principles, best practices and project investigation philosophies to evaluate an SAP project. Some people are curious to know how I operate when analyzing a failed SAP project ? I could certainly share information at a macro level on this website, but to be specific is impossible as every SAP project is different and stage / reasons for failure are unique to every SAP project.
Here are some of the activities at a macro level when I audit SAP projects :