SAP for Utilities


John Belden, Project Execution Adivisory Practice Leader

Wed, Oct 23, 2019 · 7:30 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Session: Does Your SAP S/4HANA Migration Program Carry the Genetic Markers of Project Disaster?

Many utility companies were early adopters of SAP. But while some suffered the speed bumps of early ERP implementations, it’s been a generation since most of these companies have undergone a major transformation project. The current state of the market suggests that some carry the project genetic markers that make them highly susceptible to disaster. The good news is these companies can learn and derive benefits from our research on the wave of catastrophic IT project failures from the past eight years.

To plan and implement a successful program, start by understanding why major transformational programs fail, what contributed to some poor decision-making, and what steps can be proactively taken to mitigate risks.

This presentation will address:

  • Case studies of recent project failures, what went wrong, and what they have in common
  • The one thing to get right before embarking on an SAP S/4HANA transformation
  • Four early decisions that set the stage for success or failureThree practices to improve the quality of project decision-making
  • Three practices to improve the quality of project decision-making