Project Management Event (Application Life-cycle Management SIG)

Wednesday 11th September 2013 at 9:00am - 9:00am

Curzon Street,

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The theme of the agenda will be Succesful SAP Project Management.

Richard Symes of Scapa ( will share his first hand experiences of implementing SAP.

Scapa initially introduced SAP into Europe over 24 months ending in March 2002.  The aggressive plan was to roll out SAP to 10 locations in 2 years; the execution matched this plan.

Scapa then put SAP into 5 manufacturing sites in North America over 12 months ending in June 2009.  This was another aggressive plan executed on time.

Recently Richard was the project manager on the implementation of SAP into a newly acquired business in North America that went live on the planned date in January 2013.

Managing Successful SAP Projects – Learn the 10 Key Lessons From Successful Projects - Presented by Rod Clarke. Learn how Edson Consulting uses a unique approach to Project  & Programme Management to deliver award winning SAP projects. Understand the 10 most valuable lessons learned from over 15 years of SAP projects and how to apply these techniques to improve performance in your current projects.

Rod’s experience

The first project that Rod managed was in 1984; since then he has been a project member, project leader, project manager, programme manager, programme director, executive sponsor, steering committee member and external adviser to 40+ projects ranging from single site, stand-alone implementations to global design and build and multi-continent roll-outs; from £100,000 to £250m. Using every conceivable software technology from major vendors to ones who no longer exist! Rod commissioned one of the first large scale SAP Programmes in the Pharmaceutical industry.
Consequently, he knows lots of things that don’t work and a few that do.

Delivering Successful Offshore Projects – 9 key for Success – Presented by Chris Edson. Learn how to deliver successful SAP projects utilising offshore resources to reduce costs. Hear the nine keys to success developed from 15 years of delivering SAP projects and using offshore resources. Learn the key lessons from real life projects and how some of the largest SAP projects benefited from this approach.

Chris’ experience

Chris has been involved in IT project work since 1987 and SAP projects since 1998. He has configured SAP PP-PI and taken the roles of Integration Manager, Project Manager and Programme Manager for some of the largest SAP projects in the Retail and Pharmaceutical industry. Chris now manages Edson Consulting and sits on multiple project boards guiding projects to success across a number of customers.  Chris has held a delivery role in 27 SAP projects with many additional advisory or  project board roles.  

Matt Dobbins from SAP will discuss SAP Project Manager, the SAP experience.

SAP will also discuss SAP Solution Manager – Your SAP project management companion. The speaker will be confirmed soon.

Event Resources

SAP Project Manager, the SAP experience - Matt Dobbins - SAP (1.54 MB)
Managing Successful SAP Projects (1,002.96 KB)
First hand experiences of implementing SAP - Richard Symes - Scapa (2.45 MB)
User Group Update - Helen Borland - User Group (1.34 MB)
Delivering Successful Offshore Projects (593.69 KB)
SAP UKI Active Quality Management (AQM) - James Wright - SAP (783.97 KB)

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