The SAP Project
More Than a Survival Guide
Since you wouldn’t begin a hike without a map, consult this book before starting your next SAP implementation project.
Help your business team prepare for and participate in the SAP project journey! Get an early read on timelines, processes, responsibilities, and potential setbacks. Understand how your implementation, upgrade, or migration is structured, how to assemble the deliverables, and how to dodge common pitfalls. With this preview of what to expect, what questions to ask, and when to take which steps, you can execute planning, go-live, and post-go-live activities without tripping up or getting lost.
* Project requirements
* SAP implementation method
* Logistical tasks
* System integration and contracting
* Project planning
* Documentation and traceability
* Work stream model
* Blueprinting best practices
* Security and internal controls
* System testing
* Change management
* User training
Gerald Sullivan has a 25-year background in implementations. He has operated from the systems integrator side, but most of his experience has come from managing very large-scale SAP projects for implementing companies. Industries involved include life sciences, consumer-packaged goods, electronics, and financial services. His past
experience as a professor in graduate schools of management and as a quality improvement executive contribute to a unique perspective and broad contextual knowledge of the challenges of implementation. He has a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Dr. Sullivan is the president of SAP Global Consultants, a consultancy offering project management advisory services to implementing companies. He can be reached at [email protected]