Gartner Research

Agile Packaged Application and ERP Delivery Need Planning and Flexibility to 'Make the Elephant Dance'

Published: 22 March 2015

ID: G00271313

Analyst(s): Carol Hardcastle , Derek Prior , David Norton

Summary

Benefits such as fast time to market, improved ROI and great business alignment make agile, packaged application software delivery attractive. Application leaders should clearly understand the effort and challenges they face before deploying agile packaged applications and life cycle enhancements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Deploying Packaged Application Software Using Agile Requires Increased Focus
  • Don't Let Your Agility Focus Distract You From Implementing a Standard Business Process, and Don't Excessively Customize; Balance Short-Term Gain Against Long-Term Costs
  • Follow These 12 Steps to Pre-empt Problems and Limit Adoption Risk

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