Enterprise resource planning systems are the backbone of most companies. Without them, nothing gets sold, manufactured, or shipped, and no one gets paid. ERP systems have lots of modules and features that take time to customize according to the organization's specific requirements. Furthermore, Enterprise resource planning projects are rarely completed in a few weeks, and are more likely to take a few years.
When implementing a new ERP system, it is important to think very hard about all development phases in scrum projects and apply them while planning sprints. Problem
Imagine the situation: The company received a large and profitable order for the implementation of enterprise resource planning. Implementing a high-scale project like this requires the work of every department. How will they synchronize everyone and start sprint planning if one department can start tomorrow, but the others can't for a week?Solution
In this case, The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
should work particularly well as it encompasses a set of principles, processes, and best practices which help larger organizations develop and deliver high-quality products and services faster. The Scaled Agile Framework is particularly well-suited to complex projects that involve multiple large teams at the project, program, and portfolio levels.
It takes four sprints, or about two months, to develop each increment. There is also the fifth sprint called a HIP sprint
(Hardening, Innovation, Planning):
Ensure that all program increment objectives are achieved and technical debt is reduced.
Provide time for teams to generate new ideas or introduce innovations.
Conduct sprint retrospectives and complete the planning of the next Program Increment.
This kind of programming helps come up with new ideas for improvements and solutions to the current problems and is a vital part of project planning.