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How bad are SAP implementation projects?

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“It depends.”

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Depends on client’s maturity model and change management team. Of course there are a lot of other factors involved but according to me these two are the primary drivers of a successful implementation. My last implementation project (just got off) was successful as we had support the client lead who continued to offer encouragement throughout the project. But when I was at the client site (all alone, only member from the implementation team on that particular floor), I heard a few people bitching about Deloitte not supporting enough, not communicating enough etc., haha they didn’t know I was DEL but I enjoyed eves dropping. In my experience, clients just like to complain cuz it’s fun. However, in all fairness, we did a good job, got good support from client team and their project leaders. So compared to a lot of other implementations I’ve heard about, it was a job well done! Personal experience - learned a lot as functional and geographical scope was quite large, networked a lot and was happy to be on the project till the very end since I worked on the standard implantation and many interesting enhancements! Make sure to review the SOW and project timeline to know how much you can support/learn and until when.

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Oh gosh. SAP is a learning curve. They have their own language. All the directors are stone cold. If you like structure and order then it’s for you. But if you like free thinking, less training, learn by playing then try salesforce

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I had a non tech non PMO background, got placed there since I was available. Try exiting when your story makes no sense from a background vs project experience POV

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I like large scale implementation. Especially, if it is global implementation. It can get complex but better than some small annoying projects

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