The Alliance held a successful breakfast briefing on 17th September 2013 at the IoD in London, on the theme ‘Upgrading to the Big 9s’.
Sandra Spence, MIS Applications Manager at Chivas Brothers, shared her thoughts on the company’s recent upgrade journey from go-live through to launch, speaking about the lessons she had learnt from the process and best practices to adopt again in the future. Beth Hughes, founder of consultancy Making Change Stick, then gave a talk on change management and how best to approach change within an organisation, highlighting the importance of thinking about the wider issues around an upgrade and how to effectively manage the process as a whole.
“We created a forum where JDE users could support and engage with each other, focusing on education and support. The event on the 17th September, went extremely well, with all those who attended really engaging with the two key speakers. It was refreshing to be able to demonstrate our specialist experience and expertise in JDE upgrades (with our unique Dimension Analyse service) as one part of a whole process and linking to the wider concept of change within an organisation. We look forward to participating in many more breakfast briefing events as part of the JDE Alliance.” – Barry Burke, Managing Director at DWS Ltd.
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