Managing Your SAP Projects: Case study: How L3 Technologies Communications Systems-West transitioned to agile/scrum and gained faster ROI on SAP investments

  • by Ben Reese, L3 Technologies
  • Bryan Koldewyn, L3 Technologies Communications Systems-West
  • March 10, 2019
Learn how L3 Technologies Communications Systems-West adopted the agile/scrum methodology after encountering pitfalls in the wake of using a waterfall approach for enhancing its SAP ERP environement.

L3 Technologies Communications Systems-West — with roughly 3,500 employees — went live with SAP ERP, using a traditional waterfall approach for enhancements to its ERP landscape after go-live. That methodology had numerous drawbacks, such as changing requirements, a large amount of requirement backlog with undetermined business value, scope creep, missed requirements, and long development cycles. Learn how L3 CS-West adopted the agile/scrum methodology and how the company:

  • Used small incremental production releases immediately to deliver better solutions that customers can use sooner to streamline their business processes
  • Remained engaged throughout the entire scrum process by including the customer in weekly scrum meetings, allowing for visibility to changing requirements and business needs
  • Prioritized backlog with specific value, resulting in delivering solutions to the critical needs of the business
  • Developed a project team that is more agile to changing requirements


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