30 episodes

We seek to promote, connect, and foster relationships in the ERP organizational change community. To realize ERP organizational change success, we discuss the people, process, and technology components of ERP organizational change.

Our podcast draws on knowledge from extensive research, collaborative learning, and practitioner expertise as well as experience of both project successes and failures.

We hope that others find this podcast useful as we share lessons learned, best practices, and the human element components of ERP organizational change.

The ERP Organizational Change Journal Dr. Jack G. Nestell

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We seek to promote, connect, and foster relationships in the ERP organizational change community. To realize ERP organizational change success, we discuss the people, process, and technology components of ERP organizational change.

Our podcast draws on knowledge from extensive research, collaborative learning, and practitioner expertise as well as experience of both project successes and failures.

We hope that others find this podcast useful as we share lessons learned, best practices, and the human element components of ERP organizational change.

    Optimizing Human Capital in PE-Backed Companies: Strategies for Leadership and Talent Management

    Optimizing Human Capital in PE-Backed Companies: Strategies for Leadership and Talent Management

    Human Capital in PE-Backed Companies: Strategies for Leadership and Talent Management



























    Episode Overview – PE-backed Human Capital Strategies












    Today’s episode centers on the pivotal role of human capital in PE-backed companies, emphasizing how strategic leadership and effective talent management can significantly enhance value creation. We explore the critical strategies needed to assess and optimize human capital from the pre-acquisition phase through to the crucial first 100 days post-acquisition. This discussion is designed to equip private equity professionals with the insights and tools necessary to maximize their investment outcomes through robust human capital strategies. Listen in as we unpack the art of merging leadership excellence with talent optimization to drive sustained growth and success in PE-backed enterprises.


































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    Meet the Guest – Private Equity Value Creation Expert







    Dan Cremons
    Founder, Accelera Partners Former PE Investor & CEO // Current PE Advisor // Author // 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘗𝘌-𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯
    Dan Cremons is a seasoned Private Equity professional with over 13 years of experience at a top-performing mid-market PE firm. As a former PE investor and CEO, Dan has a profound understanding of the dynamics that drive value in PE-backed companies. He is deeply committed to helping ambitious PE-backed companies accelerate value creation through his expertise in organizational due diligence, leadership alignment, and effective talent management.
    In 2021, Dan founded Accelera Partners to expand his impact, offering targeted solutions like organizational due diligence pre-acquisition, talent assessment and training post-acquisition, and strategic planning for the critical first 100 days. His approach is rooted in practical experience and is designed to minimize common pitfalls such as lost time and suboptimal growth post-acquisition.
    Dan is also an author, sharing his insights and strategies in his book which serves as a resource for PE professionals looking to maximize their returns through effective human capital strategies.







    Connect with Dan
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancremons/
    Websites:

    Book on PE value creation >> www.winningmoves.co
    Accelera Partners

    email: dan.cremons@gmail.com



























    Meet the Host







    Dr. Jack G. Nestell
    Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates
    Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP res

    • 47 min
    ERP Organizational Change: Technology Strategy

    ERP Organizational Change: Technology Strategy

    ERP Organizational Change: Technology Strategy and Keys to Success



























    Episode Overview – Technology Strategy












    In general, at the highest level of categorization, there seems to be consensus on the importance of people and culture, informational technology, and project management for successful ERP implementation. However, these are broad categories. Furthermore, extant research has not reached consensus as to which specific factors are most significant and critical towards ERP organizational change success. In this episode, we would like to focus on IT and technology management and offer some tactical tips, provide some practical guidance, and discuss IT and ERP strategy. 
    Please join us as we examine technology strategy. This episode will discuss the definition of IT success, implementation success rates in general, politics and information, the value of IT vision, the power of belief during IT implementations, the most critical components of building an effective IT Strategic Business & Technology Roadmap, and the value of proper systems selection.

































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    Meet the Guest – Technology Strategy Expert







    Russ Finney
    Director of MIS Undergraduate Programs | Assistant Professor of Instruction | UT Austin McCombs School of Business | Advisor & Speaker
    Mr. Finney serves both as a lecturer and as the director of MIS undergraduate programs in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas in Austin teaching technology & business strategy. He is also a senior partner the itmWEB Group where he assists with research projects and the Stratamation Network where he provides advisory services. Mr. Finney has also served as an Interim CIO or CTO for clients bridging executive needs or strengthening their IT capabilities.







    Connect with Russ
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-russ-finney-159109/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/rfinney
    Websites:

    itmweb.com (itmWEB Group LLC)
    itmweb.com/russfinney.html (Speaking Biography)
    itmweb.com/russfinneyspeakingtopics.html (Speaking Topics)

    email: rfinney@outlook.com



























    Meet the Host







    Dr. Jack G. Nestell
    Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates
    Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP research. With his practical expertise and academic knowledge, he provides innovative and proven solutions for his clients.
    Find out more at nestellassociates.com
    Podcast “The ERP Organizational Change Journal“
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    Key Discussion Points for Technology Strategy: 
    Questions

    [05:10]  How would you define the success of an IT departmen

    • 44 min
    AI and Private Equity Synergy: Fueling Business Transformation

    AI and Private Equity Synergy: Fueling Business Transformation

    AI and Private Equity Synergy: Fueling Business Transformation



























    Episode Overview – AI in PE Strategies












    In this episode, we explore how AI and Private Equity synergies are fueling business transformations and reshaping investment strategies and operational efficiencies. We talk about how leveraging AI can not only enhance due diligence and decision-making processes but also create substantial value across portfolio companies. Join us as we unpack the innovative approaches that are setting the stage for the future of PE investments, and how these technological advancements can be integrated to ensure robust, scalable growth in Private Equity. 

































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    Meet the Guest – AI in PE Strategies Expert







    George Stelling
    CEO & Board Member | Driving SaaS & AI Innovation and Business Transformation | Transformation Practitioner & Thought Leader
    George Stelling is a seasoned CEO, Board Member, and transformation practitioner known for driving SaaS and AI innovation, business transformation, and maximizing profits. With deep expertise in AI, SaaS, technology leadership, private equity, and management consulting, George excels in delivering innovative solutions and value-creation strategies. He has a proven track record in building high-caliber teams, leading transformative initiatives, and crafting digital solutions. His experience spans C-level leadership, consulting, PE operating roles, and board positions, with a focus on digital innovation, AI adoption, strategy execution, and lean manufacturing. George has worked globally, demonstrating a unique ability to deliver strategic and hands-on leadership.







    Connect With George

    Website: https://www.lunation.com/
    Website: https://www.quadrillionpartners.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgestelling/
    email: gstelling@quadrillionpartners.com




























    Meet the Host







    Dr. Jack G. Nestell
    Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates
    Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP research. With his practical expertise and academic knowledge, he provides innovative and proven solutions for his clients.
    Find out more at nestellassociates.com
    Podcast “The ERP Organizational Change Journal“
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    Key Discussion Points: AI in PE Strategies
    06:45  Segment 1: Leveraging AI for PE-Backed Business Transformation – “Scaling Success: AI-Driven Strategies in PE-Backed Business Transformation”

    George, considering your extensive background with Lunation and AI innovation, can you elaborate on how Lunation’s platform spe

    • 44 min
    AI-Driven Digital Transformations

    AI-Driven Digital Transformations

    AI-Driven Digital Transformations



























    Episode Overview – AI-Driven Digital Transformations













    In this episode, we’re focusing on AI-driven digital transformation and its pivotal role in AI in ERP integration, as well as its influence on organizational culture. In an era where AI is indispensable, we’ll explore how this revolution not only transforms business processes but also fundamentally alters how organizations function at their core.


































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    Meet the Guest – AI-Driven Digital Transformation Expert







    David Shapiro
    YouTube creator and AI researcher.
    We’re thrilled to welcome back David Shapiro to the show, an expert in AI and digital transformation. 
    David returns with fresh perspectives on leveraging AI in the business environment. His work continues to influence the way we think about ERP systems, leadership, and organizational evolution in the digital age. With a proven track record of driving ethical and impactful AI integration into business strategies, David’s insights are invaluable. 







    Connect With David

    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/daveshap/
    Substack (Free) https://daveshap.substack.com/
    GitHub (Open Source) https://github.com/daveshap
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@DaveShap




























    Meet the Host







    Dr. Jack G. Nestell
    Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates
    Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP research. With his practical expertise and academic knowledge, he provides innovative and proven solutions for his clients.
    Find out more at nestellassociates.com
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    Key Discussion Points: ERP Communication Strategies
    05:17  Segment 1: Latest Developments in AI

    Book Discussion: Jack Asks David for his take on the book; “Why Machines Will Never Rule the world: Artificial Intelligence Without Fear“. Landgrebe, J., & Smith, B. (2022).  Routledge. 
    Let’s discuss this scenario; drop a piece of AI code on a current platform and it will build a new system around your core. You won’t need a new ERP Could ERP vendors go out of business? 
    Could you give us an overview of the latest developments in AI that you find most exciting or transformative?
    With AI evolving so rapidly, in general, how do you see these advancements influencing global technological standards and practices?
    You mentioned earlier regarding Calude 3 that folks left due to concerns. AI’s potential seems boundless, but so do the risks. What are the latest conversations around AI safety and ethics that you think our listeners should be aware of?

    30:06  Segment 2: Standards, Re

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    Episode 99: Effective ERP Communication Strategies for Business-IT Alignment

    Episode 99: Effective ERP Communication Strategies for Business-IT Alignment

    Effective ERP Communication Strategies for Business-IT Alignment



























    Episode Overview – ERP Communication Strategies
    In this episode, we dive into “Effective ERP Communication Strategies for Business-IT Alignment.” We explore the essential tactics and strategies to bridge the gap between IT and business teams, ensuring successful ERP implementations and organizational change. Our discussion will benefit IT professionals, business leaders, and anyone involved in ERP projects seeking to enhance collaboration and drive project success. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of ERP integration or aiming to foster a more cohesive working environment, this episode is packed with insights to guide you.





















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    Meet the Guest – Strategic ERP Transformation







    Chris Fenning
    Author | Advisor | On a mission to help IT and business teams communicate better.
    Joining us today is Chris Fenning, an expert in simplifying complex communications between technical and business teams.
    Chris is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and university guest lecturer based in Limburg, Netherlands. With over 15 years of experience, he has mastered the art of making IT and business communication less painful across various industries and countries.
    Chris’s mission to help technical and business teams communicate clearly has transformed the way organizations operate, making him the perfect guest to discuss today’s topic. 
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    Connect With Chris

    www.chrisfenning.com
    Books
    YouTube @chrisfenningcommunication




























    Meet the Host







    Dr. Jack G. Nestell
    Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates
    Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP research. With his practical expertise and academic knowledge, he provides innovative and proven solutions for his clients.
    Find out more at nestellassociates.com
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    Key Discussion Points: ERP Communication Strategies
    04:56  Segment 1: Bridging IT-Business Communication Gaps

    Chris, can you explain why communication between IT and business teams is often challenging and what the core issues are?
    What are some common misconceptions IT professionals have about business teams, and vice versa?
    How do you assess the extent of the gap, or can you? How can organizations assess the current state of communication between their IT and business teams?
    Based on your experience, what’s the first step towards improving this communication?

    12:35  Segment 2: Effective Communication for Technical Collaboration
    Switch from recognizing the problem or the gap to effective co

    • 44 min
    Episode 98: Strategic ERP Transformation: Change Management, PMO, and M&A Insights

    Episode 98: Strategic ERP Transformation: Change Management, PMO, and M&A Insights

    Strategic ERP Transformation: Change Management, PMO, and M&A Insights



























    Episode Overview – Strategic ERP Transformation
    In this episode, we explore the vital intersections of PMO, IT governance, and the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions. This episode is loaded with value for investment firm leaders, strategic planners, and anyone keen on understanding the nuances of driving successful organizational change in a competitive environment. 
    You’ll gain insights into the best practices of PMO implementation, the role of IT in transformative mergers, and how to navigate the complexities of corporate change. Whether you’re an executive, a project manager, or a stakeholder in the investment community, this episode is designed to provide you with valuable knowledge to enhance your  approach to strategic ERP Transformation.





















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    Meet the Guest – Strategic ERP Transformation







    Jen L. Skrabak, PfMP, PMP, MBA
    Vice President NSA SoCal
    I have over 18 years of corporate experience as an Executive for F500 companies leading strategic planning, portfolio/program management, organizational change management, and operational excellence. I currently serve as Vice President at NSA SoCal, a leading professional speakers association. I hold the PfMP, PMP, and Prosci certifications, as well as the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award.
    As an international keynote speaker, author, and award-winning expert, I share my insights and best practices on how to lead and manage complex digital transformation programs across various industries, such as HealthTech, SaaS, and Cloud/Data/Analytics. I have created, designed, and led five Program Management Offices (PMOs) with teams of 50-500 for large organizations, including a Fortune 5 company, and managed portfolios and programs worth hundreds of millions of dollars. I am passionate about empowering and inspiring project professionals to unleash their superpowers by helping them strategize their portfolio, career, and life.
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    Meet the Host







    Dr. Jack G. Nestell
    Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates
    Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP research. With his practical expertise and academic knowledge, he provides innovative and proven solutions for his clients.
    Find out more at nestellassociates.com
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    Key Discussion Points: ERP Change Management
    06:30  Segment 1: Strategic ERP Transformation: Strategies for Organizational Change in Growth

    Jen, considering your deep experience in PMO and strategic planning, what key strategies should investment firms adopt to effectively

    • 59 min

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