Archive for June 2008

Fritz MosonyiFritz Mosonyi Software Archeology – how to Successfully Change SAP Releases

06/30/2008 by Fritz Mosonyi

16th century. The eyes of an archeologist are scanning a field. He is asking himself where he should start digging. In his life, he still has a few years left. Which area would, from his experience, hold a chance for him to make a discovery? Then he notices a tree. For growing, it would need nutrients, so underneath there might be something. This is what he knows from experience.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi SAP Change Impact Management – PHW Business School and beteo study

06/30/2008 by Marco Gerussi

In collaboration with the PHW Business School, Zurich, Switzerland we are conducting  a study in the IT Change Impact Management area.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Configuration Management for SAP Customizing?

06/27/2008 by Dieter Steiger

A comprehensive configuration management is the most important basis of SAP Change and Transport Management. For ABAP code, this is accepted as general practice and supported by suitable tools. But how about configuration management for SAP customizing?

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Proof of Concept – Less Risk for System Implementations

06/26/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Scoping for defined requirements and harmonized expectations
The scoping approach allows you to define requirements, expectations and project scopes when systems, methods and processes are implemented. This results in aligned expectations, a well-designed system architecture, defined requirements as well as a structured implementation roadmap. If the roadmap is implemented in several iterations, quick wins are achieved in addition to a direct benefit to the project client and the users.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Proactive Impact Management – the basis for BTO

06/25/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Business Technology Optimization as a Challenge
Business Technology Optimization (BTO) targets at a closer collaboration of IT and business – nothing really new, just a daily challenge to the CIO. To support SAP IT organizations in reaching this target, beteo has designed the beteo Impact Hourglass.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Lifecycle Management – no Pain, no Gain!

06/24/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Successful IT Planning & Control must include not only IT Service Management and Project & Portfolio Management, but also Application Lifecycle Management in order to be of lasting benefit. The following illustration by Gartner clearly demonstrates this.

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Nicolaj AmmannNicolaj Ammann Lifecycle Management – a Nightmare?

06/23/2008 by Nicolaj Ammann

Andrea User and Daniel Eveloper both work in the same enterprise. When they meet in the cafeteria, the say hello. That has been all, so far. Today, they will both attend the same meeting. They still don´t know that this will have an impact on their lives.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Lifecycle Management – what it needs

06/20/2008 by Dieter Steiger

In order to be able to successfully manage the Application Lifecycle, the Cycle above the individual development and problem solving cycles, the stage must be set in three areas:

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Klaus OttoKlaus Otto BTO – Application Development as a Lifecycle Process

06/20/2008 by Klaus Otto

An enterprise applying a BTO Strategy principally strives for three goals: to increase the benefit of the strategic business applications, to better align functional IT projects with these strategic business applications, and to generally manage all enterprise applications with the aid of an efficient end-to-end (E2E) process which is digitized and largely automated, while process information is available to all persons involved in the process.

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Markus von der HeidenMarkus von der Heiden The Cycle Above the Development Cycle

06/19/2008 by Markus von der Heiden

Nowadays, software is used in virtually all enterprises. Software is continuously extended, changed or deactivated – as a result of changing business requirements, enhanced functionality of commercial software releases, or subsequent to bug-fixing. Over the years, typical phases, methods and techniques of the development cycle have established: project portfolio management techniques, software development methods and techniques, models for carrying out projects, IT service management and quality requirements.

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