SAP Implementation Unleashed: A Business and Technical Roadmap to Deploying SAP

SAP Implementation Unleashed: A Business and Technical Roadmap to Deploying SAP

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SAP Implementation Unleashed: A Business and Technical Roadmap to Deploying SAP

SAP Implementation Unleashed

A Business and Technical Roadmap to Deploying SAP

George W. Anderson

Charles D. Nilson

Tim Rhodes

SAP can help you capture better information and deliver it more quickly, allowing you to make better decisions and maximize the business value of everything you do. However, SAP implementations require massive effort, total buy-in, and significant change throughout the organization. In SAP Implementation Unleashed, 10 expert SAP project managers, functional consultants, and technologists guide you through the entire journey, helping you avoid pain and pitfalls and gain all the benefits of SAP.

The authors introduce start-to-finish business, technical, and project management roadmaps for successful SAP implementation. Then, drawing on their immense experience, they walk you through the entire process of planning and deployment—addressing make-or-break issues and hidden gaps that other guidebooks ignore. You’ll discover how to employ processes, models, and toolsets that help you achieve implementation excellence while systematically reducing cost and business risk. Along the way, you’ll find actionable advice and real-world insight into innovative project management, best-suited leadership, effective load testing, contemporary infrastructure implementation, and more.

George W. Anderson is responsible for providing enterprise applications thought leadership for the EDS/HP office of the CTO. A long-time SAP consultant and PMI-certified project manager, George has authored several best-selling books and enjoys new challenges.

Charles D. Nilson is a senior program manager for EDS/HP and has led many successful SAP implementation teams over the years. He is a PMI PMP and is SAP Partner Academy certified in MM and PP.

Tim Rhodes is a senior SAP technical consultant for EDS/HP and a Basis/infrastructure veteran focused on implementing, migrating, and upgrading SAP Business Suite and NetWeaver solutions. Tim is also an SAP-certified technical consultant, OCP, MCSE, and HP Master ASE.

Detailed Information on How To...

  • Define the business vision driving your implementation, and use it to design your solution
  • Use TCO techniques to fully understand SAP’s financial impact in your organization
  • Structure your SAP project management office, business teams, technical support organization, and overall project team
  • Size, plan, and test your SAP infrastructure to deliver the best performance and availability at the best cost
  • Integrate SAP into an SOA environment
  • Install and configure SAP Business Suite and NetWeaver components
  • Perform basic functional configuration, testing, and change management activities
  • Enable a smooth transition by successfully performing the critical tasks that immediately precede
  • SAP Go-Live
  • Choose the right mix of tools and applications to test, manage, and monitor SAP
  • Prepare your SAP Operations team for its post-implementation responsibilities

Category: Databases

Covers: SAP

User Level: Beginner–Intermediate–Advanced

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780672330049
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 05/29/2009
Series: Unleashed Series
Pages: 852
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Setting the Stage

1 What it Means to Implement SAP

2 SAP Projects: Characteristics and Themes

3 Business Vision

4 ERP Solution Vision

5 Financial Impact: ERP Costing and ROI

6 Knowledge Repository

Part II Getting Started

7 PM Checkpoint 1

8 Building the SAP PMO

9 SAP Project Management

10 No Implementation is an Island: Partners Required

11 Building the SAP Project Team

12 Staffing a World-Class Project Team

13 Staffing the SAP Business Teams

14 Staffing the SAP IT Technical Support Organization

15 HA Considerations and Solutions

16 DR Considerations and Solutions

17 Availability and Recoverability: Organizational Factors

18 Introduction to SAP Platform Sizing

19 Conducting the SAP Platform Sizing Process

20 Training SAP Users

21 Developing the SAP Data Center


22 PM Checkpoint 2

23 Preparing for SAP Component Installations

24 Installing SAP NetWeaver Components

25 Installing SAP Business Suite Components

26 Functional Development

27 Functional Configuration Change Control

28 Functional, Integration, and Regression Testing

29 Advanced Concepts: Functional Testing


30 PM Checkpoint 3: Project Team Retention

31 SAP Infrastructure Operational Considerations

32 SAP Infrastructure and Platform Testing

33 SAP Load and Stress Testing

34 Technical Change Control

35 SAP Systems and Operations Management

36 Preparing for SAP Go-Live

Appendix A Case Study Considerations and Conclusions

Appendix B SAP Acronyms and Terminology

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jdobbs More than 1 year ago
SAP implementation unleashed is the closest thing I've seen to covering all the relevant aspects of an SAP implementation project. George and team bring a wealth of knowledge to bear. They start with the premise that knowing SAP is about more than knowing technology and more than knowing how to implement a system for running a business. Instead it's about managing a combination of things- business, technology and project management roadmaps that TOGETHER will set you on the road to doing SAP right. To kick things off, they set the stage with the facts. SAP projects are complex change enablers, necessarily expensive, but ultimately necessary (for reasons the authors explore). After working through some of the best material I've read on establishing business vision and tying in technology to make it happen, the authors then cover number crunching, staffing considerations, managing information, and capturing knowledge throughout the implementation process. Different sections of the book also cover the variety of tasks needed to make YOU a key player - from the idea that SAP might be a better way to run the business to actually managing all the changes and people and technologies required to get it in. They do a fantastic job on the project manager side of the house and cover many of the topics that get less coverage than they deserve: testing, tech installs, NetWeaver and other development tools, operations and the many steps needed before go live. IMHO, for the reader who wants to know what SAP implementations are really all about this is the book for you AND your entire project team.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
too much to read but a great reference when you have no internet and need answers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago