Overview

The name Holistika is based on the combination of two words: Holistic and Approach. The goal behind Holistika7TM is to complement existing methodologies by filling up some gaps observed while emphasizing some of the self-evident aspects and activities around the project management discipline that are forgotten when you are in execution mode. The intent is to complement your existing methodology by ensuring that:

  • all the steps and tasks needed to achieve success are defined
  • no critical tasks are omitted along the way
  • you deliver an ERP system which you can sustain and optimize over time.

Introduction

• Holistika7 is not another methodology but rather a a framework that can be wrapped around the methodology you are already familiar with or about to explore.

• This approach offers a fresh perspective on how you can manage an ERP project, with better results and in a sustainable way.

Concept

1 - Your task is to raise a block from the ground up to the peak of a ramp.

2 - By changing the shape of the object, the degree of difficulty in accomplishing your goal is reduced.

3 – If this task had to be managed as a project, you would have to know the total upfront the effort and timeline required, the milestones and the status at any given time.

Framework

The Holistika7TM framework can be used with any ERP methodology: waterfall or iterative centric.

You can use PMI’s five Process Groups in each phase, or manage them through Agile Sprints and Backlogs.

The Unique Phases

Foundation:

• Identify critical components, define their key objectives and assess their value.

• Translate them into measurable objectives and outcomes.

• Identify the critical roles of the business.

• Promote a culture of improvement across the organization.

• Integrate Business Processes and Organizational Change Management.

Sustain and Optimization (S&O):

• Focus on the final state and targets, as defined during Foundation

• Objectives: Smooth transition and sustainable "day after", optimization of the business processes implemented, the people, technology, tools and techniques components included.

• Measure progress against clear targets to achieve real results.

Continuous Improvement

The different maturity levels can be defined and tracked as follows:

First Iteration = Level 7 (Targets defined during Foundation for Go-live)

Second Iteration = 7.7 (Targets defined in S&O)

Third Iteration = Level 7.7.7 (Targets defined in S&O)

Roles

• PPT Leads (“Process Leads”) –Business Process Team Leaders who are responsible to manage the PPT Wheels via the PPT Sheets. Example: Order-to-Cash Lead, Procure-to-Pay Lead, etc.

• Team Links –Team members assigned to specific areas to promote the required discussions and horizontal interaction across multiple teams. Example: Business Excellence Link, Green Link , Data Link, etc.

• Project Manager Link (PML) –Project-Office level role who is responsible for all aspects of Holistika7 on the project - Also known as the ‘Holistika7 Champion’.

Artifacts

• PPT Wheels Portfolio (“Portfolio”)

• Dimensional Issues Log (DIL) to track "Rotational" and "Gravitational" Impacts.

• Score Cards for Business Excellence (BES), Green Excellence (GES) and Team Performance (TPS) are also artifacts used to improve visualization around activities and KPIs.

Values

• Holistic Approach.

• Effective Organizational Change Management.

• Business Process Centric.

• Best Practices towards Business Excellence.

• Green Thinking towards Green Excellence.

• Program and Project Portfolio Management approach.

• Team performance, leadership and culture of improvement.

• Visual mechanisms and tools to track progress against well-defined targets.

• Integration is the key!


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Introduction > Concept > Framework > The Unique Phases > Continuous Improvement > Roles > Artifacts > Values

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