Archive for the 'Change Management' Category

Fritz MosonyiFritz Mosonyi Put your mind at ease even when SAP support packs roll out

04/01/2008 by Fritz Mosonyi

Typical Situation
Installing SAP support packs is always quite a challenge. Which parts of the SAP-supported business processes are really affected? What exactly should be tested? Are there any own developments affected? What is the amount of resources required for testing and interventions? These are just some of the possible questions. Unfortunately, they normally can not even be answered so that in practice, the only secure option is “to test everything”. The effort involved in that, however, would be simply impracticable.

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Dietmar WettachDietmar Wettach Only Motivated Users Make IT Projects Successful

04/01/2008 by Dietmar Wettach

The introduction of a new IT solution entails a large deal of different changes. New roles and responsibilities must be defined, supported by additional new software. An early integration of the future users is of great importance, but very often, there is not enough attention paid to it.

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Markus von der HeidenMarkus von der Heiden HP PPM Best Practices – The Key to Success

03/17/2008 by Markus von der Heiden

For a promising start of HP PPM projects, there are important requirements to be complied with, rules to be observed and system configurations to be carried out, right from the beginning. In the following, the most essential best practices are listed, gathered from a large number of HP PPM projects.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Templates Consolidation – It’s Well Worth the Project

03/13/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Template Protection across System Landscapes

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Daniel SchubigerDaniel Schubiger End of an Exception: Quality Management Integrates SAP

03/04/2008 by Daniel Schubiger

For testing SAP solutions, we used to depend on experts with specialized ABAP or JAVA know-how. Consistent testing of processes beyond SAP systems was quite a challenge.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Application Management Reduces SAP Costs

03/04/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In the context of large commercial software installations, the opportunity to reduce costs in the long run – all through the life cycle of the systems – is tremendous. Four fields of Application Management, pragmatically introduced and applied, are able to substantially contribute to this potential benefit.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP xRPM and HP PPM – Complementary Solutions?

02/07/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Whether in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for PPM or in evaluations for project portfolio management tools, HP PPM (HP Project and Portfolio Mangement Center) and SAP xRPM (xAPP Resource and Portfolio Management) are always positioned as competitors. But do the specific features of these very specialized solutions justify this positioning?

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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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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Lifecycle Management – HP BTO Makes It Happen

11/12/2007 by Dieter Steiger

This article shows how Application Lifecycle Management can be implemented for large SAP installations. A description of the respective software components can be found on HP’s BTO website.

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