Implementation Methodologies

Splitting ASCS from PAS

After we had completed an upgrade, a decision was made to separate the message server and enqueue (ASCS) from the PAS.  If this had been a new installation of SAP NetWeaver 7.0x and higher rather than an upgrade, this would already have been done during the installation.   If SAP has been installed with NetWeaver 7.0 or lower, using 70SWPM, it doesn’t have the option available to split the ASCS.  …

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SAP Activate – An optimum mix of Waterfall and Agile Methodology

SAP Activate – An optimum mix of Waterfall and Agile Methodology When I first came to know about the SAP Activate methodology, I thought – Oh! No, one more project management methodology to understand and implement. Like many of you, I was reluctant to go through the details of the approach. SAP had provided unparalleled documentation on SAP Activate but for me, sometimes, too much documentation does not raise my …

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Managing Risks in ACTIVATE Methodology

My first SAP implementation as a Project Manager was back in 2002 when I had just 6 years of IT experience. Before that, I had worked as a developer, Oracle DBA, SAP BW Consultant and SAP PP Consultant. Till now, I don’t know if that was a fortunate event or an unfortunate one; However, my then Project Manager resigned and my employer forced me to take over as the Project …

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SAP Activate: SAP Activate Methodology for SAP Ariba – Project Management Workstream is Now Live!

The SAP Activate: SAP Activate Methodology for SAP Ariba – Project Management Workstream is live and was released Tuesday, November 28th. We are excited to bring this new solution specific implementation roadmap to the SAP Roadmap Viewer for project teams, customers, and partners to use during their SAP deployments. The roadmap’s purpose is to guide teams through the SAP Ariba deployment Project Management Workstream which can be found in the …

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SAP Activate implementation methodology – key observations

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation is a complex process that involves a combination of technological and organizational interactions. In order to deliver SAP ERP systems implementation on time, according to specifications and within budget the SAP company introduced a new methodology called SAP Activate (that replaced ASAP – used in on-premise and SAP Launch – used in cloud solutions implementation).  Based on years of ERP implementation experience the SAP …

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Are you prepared for the SAP Activate certification?

My name is Kelsey St. Ledger I am an administrator of the SAP Activate methodology Jam community. Throughout the past few months, my team and I have noticed feedback from our engaged community of over 20,000 members – the need for bringing up the topic of preparing for the SAP Activate certification exam. Taking an exam can be stressful and a bit intimidating, but with the learning tools we have …

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What is SAP Activate? – Quick Information

This is short blog on SAP Activate with overview, building blocks, tools and documents. This will help to understand SAP Active and there use in SAP S/4HANA projects. I hope this will help reader to understand SAP Active with much clarity and helpful in there SAP methodology understanding. Before starting with SAP Activate we should know that during older SAP projects (ASAP and SAP launch) methodology used for SAP implementation. …

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Agile Implementation Considerations for SAP

I think it’s safe to guess if you’ve been asked about going Agile on your next SAP project, your response was along the lines of: “What are you talking about? Agile SAP? Now that is an oxymoron if I’ve heard one. It doesn’t work that way.” I know that because I’ve had a lot of recent conversations with customers and partners who are being asked about Agile by their management, …

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SAP Activate – with Agile, really works and save time?

Announced at Saphire 2015 with the promise of replacing ASAP, it seems that Activate is becoming a popular subject in SAP articles and being mentioned in Hana implementations – please note this methodology is aimed for Hana projects (Cloud / OnPremise), but due to its nature and procedures, it can be used for all types of project. It is important to highlight that the correct name would not be “methodology”, …

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Don’t Keep SAP Activate a Secret, Invite Your Colleagues!

SAP Activate is the leading methodology for project implementations for partners, system integrators, and customers. SAP Activate is highly acclaimed due to the simplified processes, easy to follow templates, Agile methodologies, time and cost saving accelerators, and guided step-by-step approaches. All of these elements combined, help customers and project teams implement a successful go-live and reach a faster Time-to-Value. System integrators have already named SAP Activate as the chosen methodology for their project implementations, and customers …

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