Risk: Cultural change will be too much for employees to handle.
Mitigation: Worker training is part of the project, as are regular updates about OneSAP.
Risk: Merger activity makes OneSAP more complex.
Mitigation: A company’s fit with OneSAP is part of Celanese’s acquisition criteria.
Risk: Checks and balances for the project fail to reveal problems.
Mitigation: Daily meetings for team leaders and business process owners stress communication.
Risk: Burnout of project team members.
Mitigation: Two-week vacation assigned to everyone in December.
Risk: Conflicting priorities between OneSAP team and business leaders.
Mitigation: CIO acts as communication bridge between project team and board of directors.
Risk: Ability to clean and integrate data so that applications are reliable.
Mitigation: Systems integration experts assigned to each piece of OneSAP project.
Risk: Combination of merging old features while introducing new SAP features, such as supply chain event manager, could overwhelm the OneSAP rollup.
Mitigation: Employee training to help workers adjust; continued meetings to update project status and progress.
Risk: Not meeting specific project benefits metrics.
Mitigation: Project management discipline.