Many projects that use the SAP Enterprise software follow waterfall methodologies, but these often run into budgeting and scheduling problems. In this unique book, Sean Robson presents the relatively new Agile approach to SAP implementation which has proven to be very successful in real-world projects. The approach enables you to greatly improve your SAP implementations, reduce risks, and help to bring your projects in on schedule and within budget. Using strategies based on the twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto, the book 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. Throughout the book, the author gives the benefit of his vast experience, giving practical advice on the most effective way to see your Agile SAP project through from beginning to end.
Sean Robson, MBA, PMP, CSM, has 14 years' SAP experience in project management, portfolio management, team leadership, configuration and development. A Project Management Professional and Certified ScrumMaster, with wide consulting and industry experience, Sean has managed a wide variety of SAP project types and sizes. He has worked on projects in several industries throughout North America, including manufacturing, utilities, insurance, health care, aerospace and defense, and the public sector.
Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Scrum and Kanban 5 Scrum 5 Kanban 7 Scrum or Kanban? 11 Chapter 2: Project Conception 13 Setting expectations 13 Conditions that challenge Agile in ERP projects 18 Teams 25 Leadership 28 High level estimating 29 Closing 32 Chapter 3: Project Preparation 33 Infrastructure 33 Knowledge transfer 34 Work environment 35 Task tracking 36 Chapter 4: Business Blueprint 39 Introduction to the approach 39 Overview 39 Iteration 0 - Initial demo, requirements and architecture 41 Iteration 1 - First build 98 Chapter 5: Realization 103 Overview 103 Testing 104 Backlog grooming 114 Scrum 115 Kanban 134 Project reporting 174 Chapter 6: Final Preparation 177 Appendix A: Development Approach 181 Further Resources 185 Books 185 Websites 186 ITG Resources 189
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