Business Case for a Global Management System
Whilst there was no resistance to the idea of a common global management system, the challenge was to find a solution that would be accepted in 8 business units of varying size, resource, maturity, operational focus, language and culture.
First, a project team was formed with IT and user representation. Next followed a consultation process to develop concepts and prepare a user requirements specification. This enabled an IT platform to be proposed as part of a fully costed and time-bound business case for the GMS project. The business case was prepared, presented, approved and handed over to an implementation team. An advisory role was retained on the GMS Steering Committee.