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Testing SAP R/3

A Manager's Step-by-Step Guide

With companies pouring millions of dollars into SAP R/3implementation, the question remains whether proper documentation,standards, strategy, and approach are all in place in order tosuccessfully test the components of their SAP system. Designed forSAP managers, consultants, testers, and team leads, Testing SAP R/3equips companies and SAP professionals to protect theirmultimillion dollar investment and build their system the right wayand with quality.

Written by renowned SAP practitioners, this book reviews testingstandards and techniques supported by the Software EngineeringInstitute, IEEE, and Unifying Modeling Language (UML) that havedominated the landscape for producing software-based applications,providing readers with information for conducting a major SAPtesting cycle for either an SAP upgrade or initial SAPinstallation.

With the advent of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies more thanever have the burden of demonstrating that their enterpriseresource planning (ERP), financial, inventory, and supply chainsystems are properly working. Providing much-needed industryguidance, this thought-provoking guide enables public companies toprove their SAP applications are running correctly and deliverspowerful, straightforward, proven testing techniques and approachesfor:

  • Building a system with quality as opposed to merely testing forquality
  • Adhering to testing practices from SAP's ASAP RoadmapMethodology, IBM's Ascendant Methodology, IEEE standards, and theCapability Maturity Model (CMM) from the Software EngineeringInstitute (SEI)
  • Construction of a requirements traceability matrix (RTM) toverify all in-scope requirements
  • Diagramming processes and requirements with Unifying ModelingLanguage (UML) notation
  • Documentation and adherence to test plans and test strategiesthat are subjected to version control
  • Inclusion and enforcement of quality assurance standards

A must-read for project managers, test managers, andconfiguration leads who want to establish a testing framework fromthe ground up based on industry-established principles, Testing SAPR/3 contains contributions from industry leaders in the fields ofSAP testing, test tool automation, and templates to help projectmanagers and test managers establish immediate testing bestpractices. Its step-by-step discussion covers all aspects of SAPtesting from preparation to resolution of defects in order toachieve an efficiently managed SAP system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470055731
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

A former SAP consultant of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and ComputerSciences Corp (CSC), Jose Fajardo has worked as anindependent SAP consultant for Fortune 100 companies utilizingautomated testing strategies and in particular implementing SAPR/3. His competency in automated test tools includes products fromMercury Interactive as well as Rational Corporation.
With subject matter expertise validating and managing testing ofERP systems, Jose has participated in verification of customizedimplementations of SAP R/3, SAP R/3 Bolt-ons, custom applicationsand non-SAP applications interfacing with SAP R/3. He has beeninstrumental in guiding and mentoring Fortune 100 companies in thedevelopment of testing strategies and methodologies, creatingtesting standards, documenting Test Readiness Review checklists,documenting entrance/exit/release criteria, implementing testingbest practices, creating Quality Assurance (QA) teams and QAprocesses, mentoring junior programmers, staffing testing effortswith resources, performing V&V activities, managing outsourcingagreements, preparing for audits of testing results, managing theexecution of test scripts, and implementing automated testingstrategies.

Elfriede Dustin is a Senior Consultant with InnovativeDefense Technologies, and coauthor of The Art of SoftwareSecurity Testing, author of Effective Software Testing,lead author of Automated Software Testing and Quality WebSystems, books which have been translated into variouslanguages and are available worldwide. She has been responsible forimplementing automated tests, or has performed as the leadconsultant/manager/director guiding implementation of automated andmanual software testing efforts. She resides in the Washington,D.C. area and has consulted for various government agencies.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction.

CHAPTER 2: Status Quo Review of Existing Testing Practices.

CHAPTER 3: Requirements.

CHAPTER 4: Estimating Testing Costs.

CHAPTER 5: Functional Test Automation.

CHAPTER 6: Test Tool Review and Usage.

CHAPTER 7: Quality Assurance Standards.

CHAPTER 8: Assembling the QA/Test Team.

CHAPTER 9: Establishing and Maintaining Testing Resources.

CHAPTER 10: Planning and Construction of Test Cases.

CHAPTER 11: Capacity Testing.

CHAPTER 12: Test Execution.

CHAPTER 13: Management of Test Results and Defects.

CHAPTER 14: Testing in an SAP Production Environment.

CHAPTER 15: Outsourcing the SAP Testing Effort.

APPENDIX A: Advanced Testing Concepts.

APPENDIX B: Case Study: Accelerating SAP Testing.


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