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Milestone Deliverables - ERP Project Management Methodology

2nd Edition, Peter Gross, B.SC. M.ENG

From Project Planning to Cutover

Milestone Deliverables is your hands-on guide to delivering a successful ERP implementation project.

Price: $129 (U.S.), plus shipping and handling

– Over 1,400 copies sold in more than 40 countries

– “The timing for evaluating Peter Gross’ proven formula could not have been any better” – Office of the County Executive, Kansas City, Missouri

– “Pemeco’s Milestone Deliverables methodology was a key to our success” – President, Enertech

– “Pemeco’s implementation methodology and emphasis on Milestone Deliverables was ‘right on’!” – General Manager, Curtiss Wright

What You Will Learn In This Book


Break your project down into 13 phases and 14 key deliverables. Track schedules, risk and budgets.

Manage the “Emotional Curve” and overcome resistance with formal communications and training.


Reengineer the “to be” state department-by-department and process-by-process. Create your business’ custom work instruction bible.

Systematically test the system through progressive and comprehensive piloting that assures quality on cutover.


Develop a structured migration plan to ensure valid static and dynamic data upon cutover. Schedule, budget, and test customizations, interfaces, reports, and extensions.

Lead your “go live” according to a strict cutover plan that maps task to the half-hour.

Who Should Read This Book


Providing you with the structure, tools, and templates you need to develop project plans, control budgets and schedules, manage risk, and control scope.


Providing you with tutorials on – and templates for – re-engineering business processes, executing test scripts, training end-users, and completing cutover tasks.


Providing the tools you need to define project mission statements, assess performance, evaluate the merits of scope change requests, and make go/no-go decisions.

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Includes templates and forms to manage your project

Project plans
Templates to build your master plan, subsidiary plans, and budgets

Risk management database
Track and prioritize gaps and issues, and monitor mitigation

Data migration plan
Track data sources, validity measures and migration approaches

Training plans
Map skills, training requirements and program effectiveness

Business process mapping
Systematically map, reengineer and document your company’s business scenarios and processes

Structure your piloting phases to ensure systematic and comprehensive testing

Cutover plan
A detailed task list to micro-manage your cutover weekend and assure a successful go-live


About the author: Peter Gross, B.Sc., M.Eng

President, Pemeco Consulting

Peter – a leading implementation expert according to the High Court of New Zealand – has built a worldwide reputation as an authority on delivering successful ERP implementation projects. He has delivered keynote presentations at major multinational conventions, is cited in leading business publications, and has lead seminars around the globe.

Peter’s two greatest gifts are his ability to break down the complex into small targets, and his ability to get people to collaboratively work towards those targets. Peter is Pemeco Consulting’s President and Founder. He has more than 35 years’ experience leading complex enterprise software, company integration, and process reengineering projects. Peter has personally delivered more than 100 major implementation projects, including the successful rescue of several failed projects initially managed by global consulting firms.

In addition to his project management expertise, Peter is an authority on manufacturing business processes, including: MRP II, master production scheduling, capacity requirements planning, logistics, costing, and supply chain management.

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