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An Agile way of implementing ERP on Oracle Cloud

ERP Cloud Implementation is an ongoing trend in enterprise wide solutions. It is gaining traction amongst organizations that need a cost-effective, quick, and efficient computing platform. That is why leading analyst firms predict high adoption rates for applications deployed on private and public clouds. The Agile Cloud Implementation Framework (ACIF) enables enterprise-wide cloud implementation with an inspect-and-adapt approach to reduce development cost and time-to-market. It provides an implementation approach that is rapid, broadly adaptive, and business-focused. ACIF includes a comprehensive project framework to support the growing focus on enterprise-level IT strategy, architecture, and governance.

Why Agile?

        Agile implementation provides opportunities to monitor the work progress throughout an implementation life cycle, which is very critical in a cloud project. This is achieved through regular chunks of work bucket, known as sprints, at the end of which teams must present a potentially shippable product increment

        In an agile paradigm, every aspect of the implementation, requirements, design, etc., is continually re-visited. This means that when a team reevaluates the progress of a project every two / four weeks, there is an opportunity to steer it in another direction

        'Analysis paralysis' is less likely to impede a team from making progress because teams can implement software at the same time as they gather requirements

        Stakeholders have recurring opportunities to calibrate and recalibrate releases for success in the real world because a team's work cycle is limited to two / four weeks

ACIF comprises four key stages -- strategize, design, execute, and stabilize. 

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The first phase of the framework -- strategize --involves understanding the challenges and opportunities and determining a roadmap for the future. It also includes supporting an enterprise on its cloud journey, by helping teams make decisions like whether to adopt private or public cloud, and determining whether to choose coexistence or full suite adoption.

The second phase of the framework involves logically breaking down envisioned capabilities into a truly detailed agile model. Execute these broken down capabilities as design sprints to ensure built and test phases along with each maturing process on the cloud. At the end of each sprint, a configurable and testable function is available to be released which adds value to the final implemented product.

Execution is the penultimate phase of the framework where all design elements come together and are finally tested and integrated for release as a final product.

Stabilizing and fine-tuning new capabilities, while ensuring that the implemented product evolves becomes the prime objective for the last phase of the framework. Post go-live, enterprises need to support and plan for the next deployment or release, which is the essence of the last phase of implementation -- called Post Go-live Support & Improve.

The diagram below charts out all the activities and respective deliverables for each phase in the ACIF:

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Contact

In case you have additional questions or desire a detailed discussion, feel free to connect with me at sanjay_talati@infosys.com.

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