Successful Completion of A Twelve Month SAP HANA BI Financial Reporting Recovery Programme

April 26, 2016 by  

Snell Consultancy is pleased to announce the successful completion of a twelve month recovery IT programme for one of it’s clients, a major Global FMCG Company headquartered in the UK. The programme had already been running for a year and it was beset by multiple delivery issues including poor governance, loose requirements, late delivery record, escalating costs and a demoralised programme team. It was based on SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and  HANA Business Intelligence (BI) management reporting technologies.

Snell Consultancy Director Ivan Snell was appointed as Programme Director by our client’s CIO and the Group Financial Controller. Ivan led a forty-five day recovery plan which he delivered to the programme Steering Committee which was chaired by the FMCG company’s CFO. The recovery plan involved locking down the programme scope, implementing quality standards and quality gates, putting in place programme controls, conducting a review of the incumbent team’s capabilities and defining a twenty-seven week programme reset plan to deliver a final release of software. The programme reset plan was approved by the programme Steering Committee. The final software release technical and business ‘go live’ was achieved on time, the first time a ‘go live’ had been achieved on time in the history of the programme, and it was delivered without any emergency code fixes being needed and to budget. After a short programme Hypercare support phase the programme was closed at the final quality gate. The Snell Consultancy also provided two Snell Associate Consultants in the roles of Senior Test Manager and Global Reporting work stream Project Manager to support with the delivery of the programme reset plan.

Ivan Snell commented: “with organisations such as this particular client, where the software development delivery model is relatively immature, it is extremely difficult to provide assurance and predictability of delivery to senior stakeholders. This programme was also especially challenging due to the previously high turnover of individuals leading the programme. Winning the trust and respect of the incumbent programme team was really important to get the programme moving forward in the right direction. I am very proud of the short time it took for the Snell Consultancy to turn the programme around and put it back on a trajectory of success.”

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