Anyone who has been responsible for a major ERP go-live can attest to the following scenario:
You have executed your project plan with some bumps along the way. Overall you are where you expected to be with development and testing, data might be a little bit behind, but training is nearly completed. The boxes have been checked and you believe you are ready to go live. Suddenly a tsunami of pressure starts to build from the business against going live. They are not convinced that the system is going to transact properly, they worry their people aren’t prepared enough, and there is too much risk to the business to allow a go-live to mess-up the quarter.
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