HCM Projects has it’s challenges and rewards. Some might say more challenges, but they are long forgotten with the sweetness of success. This project was not far from this truth. With all the challenges over the last 11 months, the sweetness was tasted with a successful and non-eventful go-live. There was mixed emotions, nervousness, excitement and frayed nerves but all this was surpassed with the confidence of ‘being ready’. Having successfully completed the Business cutover, we entered the go-live weekend in a strong position. In the first week of go live; we had minimal incidents which were related to security and user training issues. The robustness of approach, as well as the effectiveness of our design, build and testing activities were proven.
As we were in the PGLS mode to support the business, we had to remain focused and have a methodical approach to guiding them for a successful transition in dealing with the external vendor on defect resolution in the months and years ahead.
In the end, all the long hours we’ve invested in this project had been more than worthwhile and it gave me a sense of accomplishment by having assisted all parties (x-functional team) for go live success.
I’m excited and as this success clearly reflects a wonderful team effort! With a smooth go-live, all the late nights, long hours, pressures, frustrations disappeared and the contentment of success was very overwhelming for the team and the business alike.
May this quote inspire and motivate you for greater success;
“The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement”