Leading on the Edge of Chaos by Emmett C. Murphy
The 10 Critical Elements for Success in Volatile Times

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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.


About Emmett C. Murphy

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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.
Published June 15, 2002 by Prentice Hall Press. 224 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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This management leadership primer aspires to help executives "launch effective responses to crisis" and transform threats into "opportunity for growth and progress."

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