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Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

What are the fundamental stages of an enterprise system life cycle?
How is this different from a traditional software development life cycle (SDLC)?
How can you define and distinguish between ERP configuration and customization?
Why is this important to the success of the implementation project?
What makes project/program management complex?
How is this unique to ERP implementations?
How would you define an enterprise?
How does this guide or limit the scope of an enterprise system implementation project?

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What are the fundamental stages of an enterprise system life cycle?

The fundamental stages of the enterprise system life cycle includes the strategic planning stage, enterprise engineering phase that involves improving business processes and generating business requirements, enterprise planning stage that includes analyzing various alternatives and prioritizing projects, project execution stage that includes business process re-engineering and design, enterprise integration, operations and evaluation stage, management oversight and technical oversight stages.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Enterprise_Life_Cycle_activities.jpg

How is this different from a traditional software development life cycle (SDLC)?

The enterprise system life cycle is a broader term as compared to SDLC because it encompasses planning and decision making activities applicable to the entire enterprise whereas SDLC is just concerned with ...

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Discusses implementation of ERP systems.

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