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Lindsay Clark Published: 10 Mar 2014

When BAE Systems Military Air and Information (MAI) assembled a team to conduct a vital application upgrade, the company filled less than half the positions with IT people. Most of the team came from business functions, rather than the technology department. The international defence manufacturer, which is part of aerospace, defence and security giant BAE Systems, is in the design phase of a project to upgrade and unify seven ERP systems. But large projects striving to unify ERP systems can become victims of tit-for-tat battles between business process owners who believe their way of doing things is best. Aware of these potential dangers, John Booth, head of the project, brought people from the business into the heart of his team. “Within my core team I have got 70 people, of them, approximately 40 to 45 are from the business functions," he said. "They have been nominated to come and join the project because of their knowledge of applications and their knowledge of processes.” In this way, the team has so far succeeded in minimising clashes because ... Access >>>

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