Applying effective Agile practices in ERP projects
Agile, as a way of working, entails fundamental principles which, if properly understood and implemented, guarantee the successful project implementation. But what does mean a project to be successful? The definition is only one - the client has got exactly what he needs, he has got the right solution for his needs or his problem. In implementing an ERP project, this is crucial and Agile gives us the practices and tools to do just that.
We have invited Natalia Futekova from ERP Academy and Stefan Nikolov from ITC Consult to share with us their broad experience in ERP projects.
Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova is a managing partner of erp.bg – one of the leading Bulgarian companies for business software development. She combines successfully her entrepreneurial career in the sphere of technologies with her academic and scientific work, along with active participation in educational and other types of social causes. Her scientific interests are in the areas of the development of ERP systems and other business software solutions, business management and the implementation of information systems.
Prof. Dr. Natalia Futekova participates actively in different initiatives in support of education, culture and entrepreneurship. She is a member of the jury of the initiative “Innovators in education” and also a mentor of Start it Smart, where she provides guidance to young entrepreneurs to develop and achieve their ideas through personal mentor meetings, advice, strategic partnerships, provision of key resources etc.
In 2015, Natalia Futekova established ERP Academy – an innovative project of companies from the ERP sector in Bulgaria, which combine their efforts in the aim of bringing higher education closer to the actual needs of the business and the future employees – fully prepared for the work market in the areas of Business Management and IT. In collaboration with “Higher School of Finance and Insurance”, they created the postgraduate course “Business Software and ERP platforms”, which is the first of its kind in Bulgaria. Moreover, they created the first in Europe undergraduate course “IT analysis and business strategies”.
Natalia Futekova has two Bachelor’s degrees – one in “Economics and Communications” and one in “Accounting”, Master’s degree of “Economics and Communications” from UNWE and a Ph.D. degree from the same university with a degree of “Use of computing equipment in Economics”. In 2016, she obtained the title Docent and a few months later she was awarded from Junior Chamber International – Bulgaria for the program “Academic achievements and leadership”. The project is part of the world-famous format “The Outstanding Young Persons – TOYP. Natalia Futekova has also received a nomination in the international format of TOYP.
Since 2017, Natalia Futekova has been a member of the board of directors of the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies.
For 11 years, she was the main assistant in the department of “Information technologies and Communications”, faculty of “Applied Informatics and Statistics” in UNWE (University of National and World Economy (UNWE). Some of the courses she has taught there are “Management of Customer Relations”, “Systems for Resource Management of Enterprises”, “Informatics”, “Human Resource Management in ERP” and “Systems for management of customer relations”.
Led by the desire for change and the desire to help students to be successful in Bulgaria, Assoc. Prof. Natalia Futekova has founded the ERP Academy. The leading idea for its creation is to add practical value to the educational system and to make future world-class professionals in Bulgaria to motivate them and to give them the opportunity for future development in one of the most promising areas of the economy.
ERP Academy is an innovative project of companies from the ERP branch in Bulgaria that unite efforts to make higher education closer to the real needs of the business, and future employees – as fully prepared for the labour market in the areas of business management and IT.
The partners in ERP Academy are leading Bulgarian and global business software companies as well as experts from the field, aiming at supporting the training and training of personnel in the particular ERP branch, stimulating joint initiatives with the educational institutions and promoting the sector as an appropriate place for career development.
More and more companies in our industry are starting to make their own initiatives to add value to the learning process and for this reason, we have created an ERP Academy that aims to spread ERP knowledge globally.
Stefan Nikolov is the owner of ITC Consult, the first fully IT consulting company in Plovdiv, which started in 2006 with the aim of being a bridge between the needs of the client and the information technology providers. Since its inception, the company has focused on optimizing the effectiveness of information structures and increasing the return on investment in IT.
ITC Consult is the first fully IT consulting company in Plovdiv.
The company offers the EnterpriseOne ERP business management and control system, the Power BI cloud analytics service, the Office 365 cloud subscription service, and the CRM Box online application to manage customer relationships.
The mission of ITC Consult is focused on optimizing the efficiency of information structures and increasing the return on investment in information resources.
The company offers products and services on the Bulgarian market to support the business by effectively optimizing the resources for creating, storing and analyzing information, facilitating business processes.
About the topic
In an ERP project's implementation it is crucial to give the client the right solution for his needs. Agile gives us the practices and tools to do that.
We will discuss:
- What are the features of ERP projects?
- Why do we need an Agile approach when implementing ERP projects?
- Applying effective Agile practices for ERP projects implementation.
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18:15 - 18:30 Registration
18:30 - 19:30 Applying effective Agile practices in ERP projects
19:30 - 20:30 Cocktails and networking
February 13, 2020
18:30 - 20:30
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