Archive for January 2008

Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi HP PPM and MS Project – Synergy Potential with Challenges

01/18/2008 by Marco Gerussi

The upgrade from Mercury ITG 6.0 to HP PPM 7.0 entailed a much improved project management module. Project Management has been separated from the actual PPM workbench and is now available as a “zero client” over the web. The new Project Management Cockpit centrally integrates all project activities from modules like Portfolio Management and Resource Management. At a glance, the most important milestones, project status, project risks, scope changes, resource availability and issues show up. Project health or project controlling indicators like Schedule Performance Index (SPI) or Cost Performance Index (CPI) can be automatically calculated and graphically represented.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Process Testing – Gaps to be Closed

01/16/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Theory says that in order for effective business process testing to be done, testing requirements should already be deduced in the requirement’s phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). But do SAP users consistently test all the processes that are impacted by changes? Despite obvious consequences, this is hardly ever done.

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