It is not a surprise, then, that the decision on filling that post is up to the management board of the company. Due to the impact and priority of the implementation project, the management board also sets out the scope of the Project Manager’s (PM) activities – ranging from their prerogatives to their future role in the company.
What criteria should the management board consider when selecting the PM? What knowledge should the future manager have? What type of personality should they have? What prerogatives should they have during the implementation? What role would be the most appropriate for that person after the project’s completion?
In order to make this a well informed and easier decision, we identified 10 key aspects that should be taken into consideration when appointing a project manager. They are based on experience gathered during hundreds of SAP implementations and drawn from observations collected from different perspectives (that of team members, project managers, and members of the steering committee).
The elements that should be considered when appointing a project manager include:
- The organisational culture of the company
- The informal position of the PM in the company
- The PM’s formal ...
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