The SAP Project

More Than a Survival Guide

Gerald Sullivan

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 64.90
Fr. 64.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Versandfertig innert 1 - 2 Wochen Versandkostenfrei
Versandfertig innert 1 - 2 Wochen
Versandkostenfrei

Weitere Formate

Beschreibung

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.

Highlights:

* 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]

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum 28.07.2014
Verlag Rheinwerk Publishing
Seitenzahl 573
Maße (L/B/H) 22.8/17.4/3.8 cm
Gewicht 1054 g
Auflage 1
Reihe SAP PRESS Englisch
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59229-949-2

Kundenbewertungen

Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.
  • artikelbild-0


  • Acknowledgments ... 15

    1. Surviving in SAP Projects ... 17

    1.1 Why Are SAP Implementations So Difficult? ... 17

    1.2 Levels of Preparation Required ... 20

    1.3 What this Book Will Do for You ... 22

    1.4 Factors Critical to Success ... 23

    1.5 How the Book Will Be Organized ... 26

    2. How an SAP Implementation Changes Business ... 29

    2.1 Modifying Major Business Processes ... 31

    2.2 Building New Skills in the Project Team ... 36

    2.3 Transforming SAP into a Company Asset ... 39

    3. The ASAP Methodology ... 43

    3.1 ASAP Components ... 45

    3.2 Phase One: Project Preparation ... 50

    3.3 Phase Two: Business Blueprint ... 52

    3.4 Phase Three: Realization ... 54

    3.5 Phase Four: Final Preparation ... 56

    3.6 Phase Five: Go-Live and Support ... 58

    3.7 Quality Gates ... 60

    4. Types of SAP Projects ... 63

    4.1 Full-Scale Implementation Projects ... 65

    4.2 Upgrade Projects ... 73

    4.3 Pre-Built Package Projects ... 82

    5. Start-Up Logistics ... 89

    5.1 Project Preparation Timeline ... 90

    5.2 Project Meeting Schedules ... 92

    5.3 Headcount Forecasting and Ramp-Up Planning ... 96

    5.4 Initial Planning for Integrator Selection ... 99

    5.5 Project Procurement ... 108

    5.6 Space Planning for Project Activities ... 112

    5.7 Preliminary Project Budgeting ... 113

    6. Systems Integrator Selection and Contracting ... 117

    6.1 Integrator Selection ... 118

    6.2 Integrator Contracting ... 127

    6.3 Integrator Onboarding ... 139

    7. SAP's Role in the Project ... 141

    7.1 Consultant Resources ... 142

    7.2 Custom Development ... 144

    7.3 Software Fixes ... 147

    7.4 Training ... 149

    7.5 Technical Services ... 154

    7.6 Value Management ... 158

    8. Project Planning ... 163

    8.1 Defining the Project Schedule ... 164

    8.2 Setting Top-Level Requirements ... 175

    8.3 Achieving Cost Savings ... 178

    9. Knowledge Management ... 183

    9.1 Documentation ... 184

    9.2 Knowledge Management Strategy ... 187

    10. Project Organization ... 199

    10.1 High-Level Project Organization ... 200

    10.2 Program Management ... 206

    10.3 Functional Workstream Leads ... 210

    10.4 Horizontal Workstreams ... 214

    11. Project Governance ... 219

    11.1 Project Charter ... 220

    11.2 Oversight and Guidance ... 229

    11.3 Risk Management ... 231

    11.4 Team Rewards and Recognition ... 237

    12. Building the Right Project Team ... 241

    12.1 Team Recruitment and Selection ... 243

    12.2 Onboarding the Project Team ... 249

    12.3 Delivering Project Results ... 255

    12.4 Roll-Off and Reintegration ... 257

    13. Business Blueprinting ... 261

    13.1 Blueprinting Sessions ... 262

    13.2 Design Documentation ... 277

    13.3 Localization ... 288

    13.4 Closing the Business Blueprinting Phase ... 291

    14. Realization ... 293

    14.1 Transition to Realization ... 295

    14.2 Organizing for Realization ... 304

    14.3 Project Management ... 310

    15. Configuration and Custom Objects Build ... 327

    15.1 Configuration and Custom Development ... 329

    15.2 Security Design ... 341

    16. Systems Testing ... 355

    16.1 Structure of Systems Testing ... 356

    16.2 Systems Testing Processes ... 361

    16.3 Using Testing Systems ... 372

    16.4 Systems Test Entrance and Exit Criteria ... 374

    17. Data, Reports, EDI, and Security and Internal ... 379

    17.1 Data ... 380

    17.2 Report ... 391

    17.3 Electronic Data Interchange ... 400

    17.4 Security and Internal Controls ... 407

    18. Building System Environments ... 417

    18.1 The SAP Landscape ... 419

    18.2 Environment and Client Structure ... 422

    18.3 Infrastructure Build and Test ... 431

    18.4 Performance and Failover Testing ... 434

    19. Change Management ... 439

    19.1 Business Transformation ... 440

    19.2 Change Impacts ... 442

    19.3 Stakeholder Management ... 452

    19.4 Organizational Design ... 456

    19.5 Project Communication ... 459

    20. Continuous User Training ... 463

    20.1 Course Development ... 465

    20.2 Trainer Preparation ... 474

    20.3 Training Delivery Logistics ... 476

    20.4 Post-Go-Live Processes ... 482

    21. Cutover Planning ... 485

    21.1 Cutover Processes ... 488

    21.2 Go-Live Authorization ... 497

    22. Go-Live and Hypercare ... 503

    22.1 Final Go-Live Processes ... 503

    22.2 Hypercare ... 506

    23. Sustainment ... 527

    23.1 The SAP Center of Excellence ... 528

    23.2 Sustainment Governance ... 540

    23.3 Continuing Company Projects ... 546

    The Author ... 549

    Index ... 551