Agile SAP - Introducing flexibility, transparency and speed to SAP implementations
BIC: Project management, SAP (Systems, applications & products in databases), Agile programming
BISAC: COMPUTERS / Desktop Applications / Project Management Software
Published: 24 Jan 2013
The use of Agile methods to implement SAP is an approach that has proven to be very successful. Agile techniques can greatly improve your SAP implementations, reduce risks, and help you bring your projects in on schedule and within budget.
Invaluable practical advice
Many SAP projects use waterfall methodologies, but these often run into budgeting and scheduling problems. In this unique book, Sean Robson presents ways of improving SAP implementations and offers practical advice on the most effective way to see a project through from beginning to end. Basing his strategies on the twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto, and drawing on his vast experience, he particularly focuses on the use of Scrum and Kanban and their suitability for certain types of projects, enabling you to select the most appropriate method for the task in hand.
Apply it to your projects
As you read this book, you will learn how to build customer loyalty by delivering consistently high standards and offering greater flexibility and transparency. You will realise cost savings as you analyse your expenditure, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies in the delivery cycle. Effectiveness will increase as you promote greater inter-company collaboration and reduce the stress that so often accompanies large-scale projects. You will be able to eliminate unnecessary paperwork as you improve the clarity of requirements. Late projects, and those that exceed budget, will be a thing of the past!
Essential guidance on Agile approaches to SAP you won’t get elsewhere!
1. Introduction to Scrum and Kanban
2. Project Conception
3. Project Preparation
4. Business Blueprint
6. Final Preparation
Appendix A: Development Approach