Posted by: Bayu Cahya P on: April 16, 2009
Learning processes is about a passion. While you have a strong desire, then all of your resources shall be work to achieve this goal. And the important point is, ask to God to give us an easier understanding to all of stuff we learn about.
This is my activity while learning common ERP and ADempiere:
Six years later, I tried to find a new challenging task to be working as an Information Technology staff. For the first 3 years, I worked as a junior developer at this company. With this years, I found many things to improve our analytical skills to build a better software using Borland Delphi. The good things comes then. I was introduced to the ERP system and this ERP is Intentia Movex and or Lawson M3 (Intentia successor). Our company try to implement this system, and we have a couple of Intentia Movex/Lawson M3 consultant in house (external consultant).
With previous assignment, I just a programmer. But, for the ERP it self, I have a responsibility to handle a second level support of functional module like accounting, manufacturing and logistic after our primary internal consultant. Okay, for accounting parts, I can follow it. The problems then comes while talking manufacturing and logistic parts. Oh my God, I have no experience at all! Attending manufacturing and logistic sessions are a nightmare. I have no industrial engineering background.
Struggling with this condition, and try to keep attending this session, gradually I know about ‘what they are talking about’. This is invaluable experience. With all of ERP activities, then I have a knowledge about how business running.
In the middle of ERP implementation, our company implemented a project management software, Fastreact. Again, this is great experience, because I just appointed as an internal Fastreact consultant.
Then, for my reference, I was studied ADempiere both for accounting, costing and manufacturing parts.
While learning ADempiere, there are so many ‘undocumented’ features. Almost all of ADempiere features or bug fixing, will be discusses at the forum. Like another beginners, for the first time, I just try to join to ADempiere forum and start reading a conversation thread. I know the habit of the forum then.
FYI, there are so many forum available, just pick the one or several forum which satisfied your needs. You could get the complete list of ADempiere forum at http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=176962.
Later, I am trying to answer a question which I have a knowledge on the issues.
With joining in this room, learning processes will be there. We can discuss a thing with others with their leisure time.
Later, try to check out last trunk of ADempiere also. While there are any bug fixing committed, examine about what they have done and you will have an idea about how things work.
With times to come, I could learn about how internal ADempiere working. We know about how accounting engine works and starting to engage with Libero manufacturing codes. With this knowledge, I tried to create a patch or help others.
Well, every body shall have their own journey. Although this is not a complete journey, at least I just share my experiences. See you again.