Why is the People Side of Cloud Projects important


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of cloud projects.
  • Explain typical change impacts of cloud deployments and possible implications for employees.
  • Anticipate typical employee reactions to cloud implementations.

SAP Projects as holistic Business Transformation

At the first glance, SAP implementations might look like mere IT projects. But if you have a closer look, you will realize that SAP projects usually have a holistic impact on the business functions in scope – and often even on the entire company.

Find out more in the video below!

Special Characteristics of Cloud Projects

The business world is "VUCA" – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. In this environment, companies have to be agile, flexible and innovative. SAP cloud solutions help companies here, because they provide real-time information and elaborate reporting functionalities. They foster fast decision making and innovation. They come with a modern user interface and automatically deliver continuous updates, ensuring that the latest features and functions are available for every user – and thus offer an up-to-date user experience.

Therefore, many companies decide to move to the cloud. These cloud implementations have some special characteristics. Learn more in the following video!

People-related Challenges of Cloud Projects

One objective of cloud solutions is to make the daily work of the users easier. This means change – and change can be demanding. We have already had a look at the characteristics of cloud projects. These characteristics lead to specific people-related challenges. Being aware of these challenges is the first step to handling them successfully.

Learn more in the following video!

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