Archive for July 2008

Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Solution Manager – More Than Just SAP Marketing?

07/28/2008 by Dieter Steiger

As its name suggests, the SAP Solution Manager is designed to provide support for the management of SAP customer implementations. Does it perform this task? Or is it just one of SAP´s marketing instruments?

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger OC Oerlikon – How SAP Roll-in Projects can Fail

07/25/2008 by Dieter Steiger

On Friday, October 26, 2007, inside-it.ch reported that OC Oerlikon will stop its super SAP project. The new approach is said to provide a „more intelligent, more flexible and cheaper solution that integrates all ERP systems of the business units using a central SAP consolidation tool“.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein HP BTO Software Centers – Overview

07/24/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

HP offers a number of BTO Centers. These software packages support in the context of a BTO strategy specific phases of the application lifecycle. The following overview is meant to shed light on the HP BTO jungle.

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Klaus OttoKlaus Otto Business Technology Optimization (BTO)

07/22/2008 by Klaus Otto

The New Role of IT
For many years, all IT departments seem to have taken up the cause of cost reducing. This has changed. Business managers more and more consider IT a lever for boosting growth. Particularly, this means for IT departments to implement new business models and concepts as fast as possible.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Roadmap: Quick Wins with Iterations

07/17/2008 by Marco Gerussi

My blog Scoping – A Guarantee for Success through Harmonized Expectations describes how to identify factors that are most relevant to the success of the project:

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Forrester: HP is Number 1 for Functional Testing

07/14/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

According to then most recent Forrester Wave Report dating July 8, 2008 on Functional Testing solutions HP clearly keeps on leading this market.

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Michael LoebbertMichael Loebbert A Strategy is a Story

07/02/2008 by Michael Loebbert

As a reminder of what a strategy is and what it should provide:

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Scoping – Aligning Expectations

07/01/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Projects often fail to be successful due to diverging, badly aligned expectations
Dozens of statistics seem to suggest that there are dozens of reasons why projects fail to be successful. However, a great deal of them are attributable to vaguely defined objectives, problems related to technical architecture and a lack of management support. These causes, in turn, are in most cases due to either too optimistic or diverging expectations of the parties involved. Very often, projects are initiated without having identified and documented expectations as well as requirements on the part of all expert and management key roles.

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