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This is a continuation of my SAP BW Best Practice Series on SAP Project Management. In this article I review the key Scope Management Plan practices I recommend you follow and maintain throughout the life of any SAP project. If you are in the middle of development for your next Go-Live or doing an upgrade of an existing SAP BW or Business Objects dashboard system or working on any type of greenfield or ongoing project, I recommend you try these scope management plan management techniques because I have and I found them to actually work in the field. Even if you are not currently following these scope management plan practices, implementing them will make you look smart as well as help you turn around and regain control of any failing project. In this Article, I discuss scope management plan practices, the Work Break Down Structure (WBS), how the WBS is an input to schedule, budget and BW project estimation and how important the scope management plan is to your project success.
We frequently have questions regarding calculating the number of days in a selected period. Many customers, for a variety of reasons take what we consider the tougher path. Usually this involves developing a program used in a customer exit. However, there is no need to do this most of the time and we wanted to share with you a quick and simple solution to this common SAP BW BEx Query Design problem.
One of the more interesting ‘assertions’ planted by a key SAP competitor which I faced was a statement that you can’t do planning and forecasting with SAP! As an Airline Industry Principle, it was an interesting pre-sales engagement to lead. Researching the issue, I was able to show that planning happens in many different parts of the SAP portfolio:
This is a continuation of the SAP BW Best Practice Series on SAP Project Management. In this article I review the key requirements gathering practices I recommend you follow and maintain throughout the life of any SAP project. If you are in the middle of development for your next Go-Live or doing an upgrade of an existing SAP BW or Business Objects dashboard system or working on any type of greenfield or ongoing project, I recommend you try these requirements gathering methods because I have and I found them to actually work in the field. Even if you are not following these requirements gathering techniques currently or when you join a project, implementing them soon after you join will make you look smart as well as help you turn around and regain control of any failing project. In this Article, I discuss requirements gathering practices and how important that is to your project success.
If you’re a Business Planning and Consolidation consultant or end user, you will frequently have need to use BPC functions. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them, and it sometimes is hard to remember them, so I’ve decided to provide an on-going series of articles on those functions, which you can either copy here, or download from our site when I assemble them into one large checklist.
Have you ever needed to calculate the number of days in a selected period for a report (without using a customer exit!). That’s right, you can do it entirely without resorting to a customer exit, thus avoiding coding and drastically improving Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Problem: Need to quickly create a copy of a complete dataflow from extractor to cube.
As a Project Manager, it is important for you to identify each project stakeholder, evaluate that stakeholder, gather their requirements, estimate the time to implement each requirement and also to develop a Stakeholder Management Plan. In this article, I discuss the importance of identifying Project Stakeholders and how that process naturally leads to several other subsidiary SAP Project Management Plans we recommend you develop.
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New to the SAP Consulting world? Not to worry, everybody had to start fresh at some point, sometimes by design and sometimes, accidentally. Like any demanding profession, there are a number of areas where you will need to work constantly to achieve the skill level required to excel in SAP Consulting:
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