Developing and Maintaining a Project Risk Profile
There is no shortage of Risk Management strategies that may be employed by a Project Manager to identify, quantify and subsequently develop a mitigation approach to project risks. However, an issue frequently faced by many projects is how to provide visibility of the effectiveness of the strategy to all stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
Introducing a Quality Approach to SAP Testing
Prior to the implementation of any SAP solution, testing must to be conducted so as to verify that each individual component and business process meets the functional and quality requirements especially usability, reliability and performance. The test approach described here provides opportunity to ensure the quality of the delivered products throughout the testing life-cycle of the project.
A Quality Approach to SAP Release Cycle
Following the deployment of or significant change to an SAP landscape, a carefully considered and universally agreed release cycle must be implemented. The cycle must allow for the controlled introduction and testing of SAP Support and Enhancement Packagess while allowing sufficient flexibility for the introduction of bespoke updates and enhancements. Although the business would like complete flexibility when introducing application updates, the support teams require control over the change process. This paper examines the options available and provides some recommendations
When it comes to defining an SAP release cycle strategy, the strict control and cyclic updates required by the support teams may be challenged by the business demands for a more responsive solution.
Can a compromise be found between the rigid control required by IT and the apparent free-for-all demanded by the business?
This paper explores the alternatives.
Ensuring that each SAP deployment is a high quality solution, providing functionality that is fully in line with business requirements, is a critical factor in any solution delivery.
A paper has been added to the Downloads section which provides an insight into the approach to be taken, throughout the project lifecycle, when promoting the successful delivery of a quality solution.