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.
“Risks are future events that, should they not be avoided or mitigated, will have an impact on the achievement of project objectives.”
There are many possible methods for achieving a Risk Management strategy. What is detailed here is an approach which has proven successful over many years of project.