SAP Go-Live Lessons Learned
In real estate the key factors in making the sale are location, location and location. In an SAP project I’m coming round to believing that success requires testing, testing and testing. Unsung heroes abound on SAP projects and your client’s key business analysts can be fabulous participants or sacks of rocks you have to carry everywhere for no apparent benefit. Always choose the former or trade up if you discover you got the latter. Engaged business analysts are great when they bring business knowledge, a willingness to learn SAP, insight to the hot-button, day-to-day issues and the understanding that the consulting team may know a lot, but not necessarily everything. Partnership between consultants and business analysts can be very fruitful at teasing out mainstream, what happens 90% of the time, business scenarios and building coherent test cases.