Leading on the Edge of Chaos: The 10 Critical Elements for Success in Volatile Times

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Prentice Hall Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 226 pages
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-- Provides practical questions and steps to follow for the implementation of ERP
-- Includes checklists to ensure understanding, which facilitates an immediate assessment of what needs doing on the project and what is missing
-- Can be used as a quick reference guide so readers can simply refer to the information they require at the time

Implementing ERP identifies the problem areas associated with implementing a complex ERP system, and helps project managers understand all facets of the implementation process, how best to manage the project of implementing an ERP system, and how to solve problems along the way.

An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is core to many businesses today. It is usually big and complex, a tool for managing business processes such as accounting, sales, account management, client database management etc. An ERP system, if properly implemented, will take the burden out of the work flow and help staff better manage their customers and their own work load. But, an implementation of the system has to be undertaken in the context of serious business process change. This in turn means change management to deal with all the people, organizational, business method and inevitable dynamic conservatism (i.e. active inertia) issues that have to be tackled to make ERP a success.

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According to this work, the new economy is characterized by chaos and volatility, and today's business environment is defined by wild swings "in fortune, in expectations for the future, in ... Read full review

Contents

Partner with Customers
15
Build a Culture of Commitment
37
Put the Right Person in the Right Place Right Now
57
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About the author (2002)

Emmet C. Murphy is the founder and former chairman and CEO of E.C. Murphy VHA, LLC, the world's largest business and healthcare alliance specialising in business restructuring and excutive development. A "New York Times" bestselling author, his books have been translated worldwide and include the breakthrough bestseller "Leadership IQ".

Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development. A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for Fortune 500 companies to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for over 25 years, working on platforms ranging from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mark has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.

Mark writes the "Building Droids" column for AndroidGuys and the "Android Angle" column for NetworkWorld.

Outside of CommonsWare, Mark has an avid interest in how the Internet will play a role in citizen involvement with politics and government. He is a contributor to the Rebooting America essay collection, and his personal blog features many posts discussing "cooperative democracy.

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