Where Does Agile Fit in SAP Projects?
After offering insight based on my personal experiences around “Agile Project Methods for SAP ERP Projects?” I thought it would be helpful to highlight a couple of areas where Agile does work.
- Development efforts (i.e. coding)
- Data conversions
Once you begin to move very far beyond these two areas you quickly encounter dependent work streams that need much more coordination. Those additional dependencies make it difficult to apply Agile methods beyond development and data conversions.
While Agile tends to emphasize the 1 week to 1 month “sprint,” I would define a “sprint” in more of a completed requirements and planning package rather than a pure time-box approach.