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3 days




C01  Introducing the «guiding light» study case

     o    Context and objectives of the SiFoud study case (Medium-size company in agro-industry).

C02  Step #1: Auditing present situation. Aligning IS on corporate strategy.

     o    Introducing the SiFoud Company. Possible roles for IT services providers.

     o    Taking the ERP decision in agreement with the company strategy.

C03 Step #2: Understanding the rules to “urbanize” an IS

     o    Defining the main features of a hierarchical breakdown structure of the SiFoud IS (“Urbanization”).

     o    Cartography of the system. Scope of the project.

C04  Step #3: Understanding the process of integration

     o    Selecting an ERP for SiFoud. 5 ERP, each of them described in a short sheet, are proposed.

     o    Each working group provides the evaluation of a product and the whole class compares the results for a final choice.

C05  Step #4: Specific points of an ERP Project as far as management is concerned

     o    WBS of the SiFoud project. Project planning (Microsoft Project or Open Workbench).

C06  Step #5: Economic stakes of an ERP project

     o    Project budgeting.

     o    Assessing the profitability of the SiFoud Project (Models on Microsoft Excel). Value creation.

C07  Step #6: Security and infrastructure issues

     o    Specific focus on security.

     o    Drawing up the « Business Continuity Plan ».

C08  Step #7: Configuration issues

     o    Basic ERP functions and supply chain functions.

     o    Choices of parameters for the articulation between the basic management functions and the functions of supply chain in the SiFoud ERP.

C09  Step #8: Roll out issues

     o    Analyzing the gaps between the present organisation and the future organisation.

     o    Process models and data models. Analysing the process «From order to cash» with BPMN.

C10  Step #9: Steering issues. Quality assurance. The human factor.

     o    Supporting the project owner to solve some difficulties during the life cycle of the project.

C11  Step #10 : The audit process to assess the project

     o    Defining where the audit mission is going and drawing up the planning of tasks

     o    Risk assessment.

     o    Assessing compliance with company and users needs.

     o    Obtaining accessible, sufficient and appropriate evidence.

     o    Reporting according to the Cobit framework.

C12  Synthesis

     o    Synthesis and appraisal


This course was provided in the framework of a specialized MBA in ESSEM Alger Business School (Algeria) with the support of Telecom & Management South Paris.



At the end of the training, each trainee should:

·         have assessed the importance of the stakes of both integration and “urbanization” of the information system;

·         have understood why an ERP package can be a possible option to conduct such integration and should have identified associated risks and advantages;

·         know to identify the main steps of an ERP project ;

·         have understood the issues of choice, configuration, deployment and evaluation of an ERP within a company.

·         know to assess the relevance and the profitability of such a project

·         have identified the possible role of the various partners (assistant of the project owner, project manager, co and sub-contractors of the prime contractor) in position of consulting and auditing.

The module is structured around a case study (SiFoud, fictional medium-size company offering frozen seafood) allowing to set up workgroups on various stages of the life cycle of the project.




Vocational professional training :

·         People involved in the roll out of information systems around an ERP: Project managers (Business owners and contractors, consultants, experts, functional and technical architects, key users, business executives involved, members of the steering committee, project sponsor, etc.

Initial training:

·         Students with a master's degree embarked into university studies addressing the issues of audit and/or information systems ;

·         Students from « Grandes Ecoles » (Engineering, commerce and management) in the French higher education system.

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