Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Phases of a SAP Project (ASAP)

Phase I: Project Preparation

  • Decision makers define clearly Project objectives and an effective decision making process.
  • Define Project organization and Roles.
  • Implementation scope is finalized
  • System Landscape and technical requirements are finalized
  • Infrastructure (Hardware/Interfaces)
  • High level Strategies for client
  • Archiving strategy
  • Issues of Data bases
  • Other issues like
  • Unanticipated tasks
  • Normal tasks that can not be completed
  • External factors that need to be dealt with

Phase II: Blue Print Phase

  • Scope of R/3 implementation is defined.
  • Business blue print is created.o Tools used for this is ASAP Implementation assistant
  • Question and Answer Data
  • Base (Q&A dB) Business Process Master List (BPML)
  • R/3 Structure
  • Modules Business Navigator and External Modeling tools?
  • Project Management (Activities like…)
  • Conducting Status Meeting for Project Meeting
  • Conducting Steering committee meetings
  • Addresses the issues like Organizational Change Management
  • Other Activities Like
  • Project Team Training
  • Developing the system environmento Defining Org Structure
  • Define Business Process

Phase III: Realization Phase

  • Configuring the R/3 System
  • Defining the Authorizations in R/3
  • Defining the work flow
  • Creating Use Documentation
  • System manager procedures
  • Developing the System Test plans
  • Define the Service level Commitment
  • Establishing the System Administration function
  • Setting up the Quality Assurance environment

Phase IV: Testing and Final Preparation

  • Testing, user Training, System management and Cutover activities
  • Test Plan has the activities of:
  • Testing the conversion procedures and programs
  • Total Interface programso Volume and Stress testing
  • Final User acceptance testingo Developing a Final Go-Live strategy
  • Redirection to Go-Live? Preparation of End-user documentation
  • Training for the End Users
  • Technical environment installation on Production system and testing
  • Transfer of Legacy data and preparation plan for Go-Live

Phase V: GO-Live Phase

  • Production support facilities are carried out
  • Validations of Business process and their configuration
  • Follow up training for End Users
  • Sign–Off.