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DQ1 Leading Departmental Change
Who should lead the migration plan from an existing process to an automated one for the department? What are the qualities to look for in the leader and why?

DQ2 ERP and Departments
How do you adapt a corporate-wide system, such as ERP, for your department leaders?
Do you feel a department is more integrated with other departments through the application of ERP? Explain.

DQ3 The System includes People?
What should be included in the term "systems" as related to the department? Does the term include people? Explain.

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Who should lead the migration plan from an existing process to an automated one for the department? What are the qualities to look for in the leader and why?

The departmental manager should leas the automation process in the department because he understands the needs and requirements of the department as well as maintain close rapport with the departmental employees. He should not only possess technical knowledge about the departmental functions, but should also possess knowledge about the technology and automation process as well as possess soft skills like strong communication skills, team working skills, ability to overcome resistance to change, leadership skills to lead employees towards the proposed change, conflict resolution skills as well as ...

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