As anyone who has ever been involved in an ERP implementation can attest, implementing an ERP system is an inherently risky activity. Implementation failures occur for all sorts of reasons and the effects of failure can range from the relatively benign to the business-endangering.
There is no such thing as a risk-free project. A project exists to bring about change, and with change comes uncertainty, and that means that risks have to be taken. Avoiding risk in a project is therefore not an option – instead, the focus has to be on managing risk. Read More »