Develops detailed cutover checklist, integrated and consolidated project plan incorporating all Cut-Over activities across Project Scope, including technical, data, and operations or business tasks with inputs on
Business Activity and project teams, including potential Go-Live scenarios.
Conduct Workshops on Cut-Over activities with all related project streams and business and collect appropriate cutover steps to be performed and works closely with the workgroups to document the integrated cutover plan for each application
Ensures proper integration between different streams to form one integrated set of activities for a one
integrated cutover plan
Responsible for detailed project management of the cutover and conversion deliverables to the new system/s, resolving discrepancies or process issues related to cutover
Responsible for ensuring successful planning and execution of integrated release cutover activities and
associated system outages
Plans the resources, human and physical required for cut-over activities and coordinates requirements for Go Live staffing and overall logistics
Develops the cutover command center logistics, communication and escalation plan, and command center documentation (policies, procedures, downtime processes)
Provides Cutover status reporting to project leadership and key stakeholders
Ensures entry and exit criteria for each cutover are well articulated, documented, and agreed upon with all stakeholders
Ensures entry into and exit out of cutover stage gates and audit requirements are met including the final
Go/No-Go meetings for each roll-out
Acts as the final point of escalation for all Cut-over issues, proactively bringing about appropriate interventions when the Cutover/s may be jeopardized
This Project needs a strong, experienced, diligent, and focused Cutover Lead to ensure the success of this important initiative and drive completion of all cutover-related activities as per the approved project plan.
We need to ensure that the cutover deliverables are driven hard in alignment with the overall project plan with clarity of what needs to be done by when and to what standard.
Proven Track Record of similar type role on Large scale ERP programs
Extreme attention to detail
Ability to focus and drive deadlines
Previous MS D365 cutover experience will be an advantage
Vendor interaction and vendor activity tracking experience
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work remote and drive active participation and task completion in an online environment
Ability to work with diverse project teams
Flexibility on working hours – roll-out and cutover phases necessitate some shift-type patterns at times
Possible travel when restrictions are lifted
Tenacity and resilience to push through and remain positively focused when extreme challenges are experienced
Ability to be firm but approachable with a diverse team of all backgrounds and experts in their own function and lead activities with a positive mindset
Strong and experienced cutover lead required to ensure thorough planning, execution, and completion of all
relevant cutovers during Project Horizon rollouts.