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Risk Management and Your ERP Project: Getting Your Plan Together

December 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm CDT - 2:00 pm CDT

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Risk Management and Your ERP Project: Getting Your Plan Together

Your ERP project will not come without risk. So, how do you reduce your exposure and risk, particularly along the three critical ERP project dimensions: cost, timeline, and scope?

Whether you are planning for an ERP project or are in the midst of an implementation, you need to consider defining your risk management plan and response across each stage of your project.

Join Ultra and our presenter Rich Sides, Ultra Partner, on Monday, December 19 at 1PM CT for a look at the keys to form your best risk management plan:

  • Know the multiple elements of risk where you must identify the cause, analyze the risk and plan your tactics
  • Determine your project team’s ability to know what causes risk and how to address it as it affects your overall project plan
  • How to distinguish between project risk and risks to your business, both of which can emerge for a variety of reasons

A structured approach to risk analysis and action – one that addresses the project planning phases as well as business process improvement, ERP selection and implementation support – will help move you forward and combat risk.

Featured Speaker

Rich Sides, Partner – Operations
Richard Sides has over 20 years technology-related operational experience assisting manufacturing and distribution organizations by improving their business processes and supporting information systems. Richard’s experience includes operational responsibilities, management consulting, ERP system implementation, and serving in a variety of senior executive management roles. Richard’s background includes significant experience in process and discrete manufacturing as well as logistics, distribution and supply chain management. Richard started his career in 1990 with Kraft Foods and was part of the pioneering efforts to introduce integrated supervisory and process control systems to Kraft’s production lines. He finished his 6-year career with Kraft by serving as the systems lead on the pilot implementation of Kraft’s Marcam Prism ERP rollout. In the late 1990’s Richard became APICS certified and moved into management consulting, working exclusively with manufacturing and distribution companies. This experience included developing IT strategies, designing production and inventory systems, implementing business process improvements, and ERP implementation project management. He has also served the role of Senior Vice President of Information Services for a multi-site manufacturing and logistics company where he implemented a more current system infrastructure and corresponding best business practices. Richard has also served as Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Supply Chain for a leading software provider. Richard has a BS in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from DePaul University.