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A Comprehensive Introduction to ASAP 8

Lincoln Kirsten Hitachi Consulting


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In This Session

Become acquainted with the new ASAP 8 implementation methodology and its different roadmaps Take a look at the new tools available in ASAP 8, understand the benefits of utilizing this methodology, and learn how to get started Get introduced to two different roadmaps available in ASAP 8, including agile ASAP 8 and standard ASAP 8 See a demo of both agile and standard roadmaps and identify which one is right for you depending on your goal Learn how to access ASAP 8 Hear more about the training offerings from SAP Education

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Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

Introduction to ASAP Methodology

What is ASAP? ASAP stands for Accelerated SAP It is the SAP roadmap for the implementation, enhancements, or upgrade of SAP solutions ASAP comprises of different roadmaps and flavors In general, ASAP has 6 phases and their names can be different depending on the type of the roadmap being used

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There Are Three Available Roadmaps


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Global Template Roadmap V3.6 Used for more complex implementations or harmonization projects E.g., Global template/global rollouts Covers implementation of the entire SAP Solution portfolio Format: Solution Manager, Online (HTML), and ZIP file Upgrade Roadmap V3.2 Best practices for basic project management, functional, and technical aspects to upgrade an entire SAP system landscape Format: Solution Manager, Online (HTML), and ZIP file

There Are Three Available Roadmaps (cont.)


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ASAP Implementation Roadmap V.8 Known as ASAP 8 There are five flavors of ASAP 8, as follows: Standard ASAP 8 Methodology Agile ASAP 8 Methodology ASAP 8 for Simplified Rapid-Deployment Solution (RDS) Experience ASAP 8 for Assemble-to-Order (A2O) Project HANA ASAP 8 Methodology
ASAP 8 for Assemble-to-Order is the only ASAP Implementation Roadmap that has only 5 phases. All others have 6 phases.
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ASAP Roadmaps and Flavors

The focus of this session will be

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Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

ASAP Implementation Roadmap Highlights

ASAP 8 is built on a solid foundation from ASAP 7, with focus on Business Process Management, Application Lifecycle Management, Project Management, and Value Management It also covers traditional areas, such as: Solution management, organizational change management, training, blueprinting, configuration, testing, cutover planning, and execution, among others ASAP 8 delivers updated structured and value-added accelerators as follows: Templates, samples and white papers, processes, procedures, accelerators, checklists, links to standard SAP documentation

ASAP Implementation Roadmap Highlights (cont.)

ASAP 8 combines the traditional ASAP methodology with the SAP RDS Delivery Methodology and the ASAP Focus Methodology There are over 200 pre-configured services RDS based on ASAP 8 as part of the SAP Rapid-Deployment Solutions Portfolio ASAP 8 has new Quality Gate Checklists for traditional and RDS projects Q-Gates ensure that all deliverables have been completed before moving to the next phase
ASAP Focus Methodology is an implementation roadmap for the streamlined implementation (in 12-14 weeks) of predefined business solutions. It was built from feedback and lessons learned from SAP partners and customers and can be found in Solution Manager.
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ASAP Implementation Roadmap Highlights (cont.)

ASAP 8 has comprehensive description of deliverables and associated tasks It helps both project leaders and project teams to focus on information that is highly relevant for their role ASAP 8 has new content (in the shape of Deliverables and Tasks) for Application Visualization built into the methodology

SAP Application Visualization (by iRise) accelerates the development and customizing of SAP prototypes and applications, allowing stakeholders to comment and sign-off early in the design phase

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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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New ASAP Work Breakdown Structure


ASAP 3.10
Streamlined WBS

ASAP 7.x

Standardized WBS

ASAP 8

Phase

Phase

Phase

Deliverable Group

Work Stream

Deliverable

Deliverable

Deliverable Sub-Deliverable (optional)

Task The attributes are assigned to Deliverables and Tasks Example: Accountability, Work Stream, etc.

Sub-Deliverable

Activity Task Output

It can be used with all ADM* Delivery Models


(*) Advanced Delivery Management
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Available only for Design-Based Projects

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ASAP Implementation Roadmap 12 Work Streams


PM Project Management Cutover Cutover Management OCM Organizational Change Management DM Data Migration DA Data Archiving TRN Training ALM Application Lifecycle Management Training ISM Test Management You can filter your BPM Business Process Management list of deliverables TSM Technical Solution Management based on Work Streams very easily! OM Opportunity Management VM Value Management
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Work Streams How to Compare with ASAP 7.x?


ASAP 8 ASAP 7.X

Opportunity Management - OM
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Opportunity Management (OM) is an entirely new Work Stream


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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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ASAP 8 Navigation

Navigation capability is in alignment with the Lean approach There are 2 layers only: Phases and Deliverables

You will see a demo on this shortly


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ASAP 8 Deliverables and Tasks

WBS Dictionary Definition

Tasks and Accountable Roles You will see a demo on this shortly
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ASAP 8 Work Streams and Accelerators

Work Streams with filtering capability

Templates and Accelerators

You will see a demo on this shortly


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ASAP 8 WBS Dictionary

WBS Dictionary: Downloadable Excel Sheet containing the description of all WBS items

You will see a demo on this shortly


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ASAP 8 List of Accelerators

List of Accelerators: Downloadable Excel Sheet containing the inventory of all accelerators

You will see a demo on this shortly


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What Does It All Mean to You?

Standardization with Lean approach Only 3 layers, which makes it easier to navigate and find things! Each Deliverable and Task will contain information about accountability, delivery mode, etc. Clear definition of ownership (who does what) is very important It can be used as a framework for different deployment strategies More flexibility to use RDS, A2O, Traditional, and Agile Fits all ADM delivery models Gives you the ability to cover different types of SAP implementations, such as Expert-Based, Design-Based, Assemble-to-Oder, Industrialized New look-and-feel and responsive user interface iPad user friendly
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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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Standard ASAP 8 Phases


Project Preparation Business Blueprint Realization Final Preparation Go-Live Support Operate

Project Preparation Initial planning and preparation for SAP project Business Blueprint The main result is the Business Blueprint, a detailed documentation of the results gathered during requirements workshops Realization Implementation of all the business process requirements based on the Blueprint phase. The system configuration is done as part of 2 deliverables: Core Configuration (baseline/major configuration) and Delta Configuration (final configuration/ remaining scope). The solution is also tested during this phase.
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Standard ASAP 8 Phases (cont.)


Project Preparation Business Blueprint Realization Final Preparation Go-Live Support Operate

Final Preparation Complete the final preparation (technical testing, end-user training, system management, and cutover activities) and resolve all critical open issues Go-Live Support Move from a project-oriented, pre-production environment to live production operation Operate Ensure operability of the solution. Optimize and automate the operability of the solution.
Operate was named Run in ASAP 7.x and did not exist in earlier versions (before ASAP 7.x)
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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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Agile ASAP 8 Phases


Project Preparation Lean Blueprint Realization Final Preparation Go-Live Support Operate

Project Preparation Setup of agile project governance, project plan, and schedule Lean Blueprint Rapid setup of validation environment where end users confirm scope and determine delta requirements that will be realized in the next phase to enhance the baseline build of the system Key components are: Lean documentation templates Prioritized product and Sprint backlogs Visualization and solution demo Business-value-centric
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Agile ASAP 8 Phases (cont.)


Project Preparation Lean Blueprint Realization Final Preparation Go-Live Support Operate

Realization Implement all the business process delta requirements defined during the Blueprint. The team configures, develops, tests, and documents the solution in series of time-boxed iterations the most valuable functionality first. Before the solution is released to next phase, it is fully end-to-end integration tested and accepted by end users. Final Preparation Similar to Standard ASAP 8 With the addition of deliverable 4.7 Release Closing Go-live support Similar to Standard ASAP 8 Operate Similar to Standard ASAP 8
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Agile ASAP 8 Agile Approach Uses Scrum Framework

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The Product Backlog defines the final scope, whereas the Sprint Backlog defines the scope of the Sprint or iteration
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Agile ASAP 8 Blueprint Focused on Business Values

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The Product/Sprint Backlog template is located within deliverable # 2.11 (Detailed Design Business Scenario #1n) under Lean Blueprint
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Agile ASAP 8 Iterative Realization Phase

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The Sprint closing is a formal deliverable of Agile ASAP 8 under Realization phase (See 3.22 Sprint Closing). Quality Gates (Q-Gates) should be done after each Sprint.

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Agile ASAP 8 Sprint Suggested by SAP

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Split the larger requirements into smaller user stories that can be delivered within a Sprint of 2-4 weeks. A requirement should not take more than 50% of the duration of the sprint as a rule of thumb in Agile.
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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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Demo Standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8

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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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ASAP 8 Is Available on SAP Service Marketplace

Log on to http://service.sap.com/asap *

Click on ASAP Implementation Roadmap

*Requires login credentials to the SAP Service Marketplace

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ASAP 8 Is Available on SAP Service Marketplace (cont.)


Pick your flavor: Standard, Agile, A2O, Simplified RDS, or HANA

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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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Training Offerings from SAP Education

ASA380 ASAP 8.0 Methodology for Implementation Type: Classroom/Duration: 3 days ASA38R ASAP 8.0 Methodology for Implementation Type: E-Learning/Duration: 12 hours In both cases: Audience Project Managers, Team Leaders, SAP Application Consultants Content Introduction to ASAP Methodology for Implementation Work Streams: ALM, Project Management, Organizational Change Management, Training, Data Management, Value Management, BPM, Technical Solution Management, Test Management, and Cutover Management

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Certification Path for Project Managers and Team Leads

C_PM_71 SAP Certified Associate Project Manager 80 questions | 180 minutes | Cut Score: 63%
Density
> 12% > 12%

Topic Areas
Manage implementation projects Key ASAP Concepts SAP Enabling Tools Business Process Management Data Management Integrated Solution Management Work Stream Operate Phase Training Organizational Change Management Technical Solution Management

Covered by
ASA380, SMI310, SMI210 ASA380, SMI210 ASA380, SMI210, E2E040

Explain phases and key deliverables per work stream > 12%

> 8%-12% SMI310, BPM100, E2E040 > 8%-12% ASA380, BPM100 < 8% < 8% < 8% < 8% < 8% < 8% ASA380, SMI310, SMI210 ASA380, SMI310, SMI210 ASA380, E2E040 ASA380, SMI310, SMI210 ASA380, OCM100 ASA380, SMI310, SMI210
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What Well Cover


Introduction to ASAP and its different roadmaps ASAP 8 highlights ASAP 8 structure ASAP 8 navigation and tools Standard ASAP 8 overview Agile ASAP 8 overview Demonstration of standard ASAP 8 and Agile ASAP 8 How to access ASAP 8 Training offerings from SAP Education Wrap-up

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Where to Find More Information

For all Roadmaps: http://service.sap.com/asap * SDN (For Discussion Forums, Webinars, Blogs, etc.) ASAP http://scn.sap.com/community/asap-methodology SAP Advanced Delivery Management http://scn.sap.com/community/advanced-deliverymanagement SAP Rapid-Deployment Solutions http://scn.sap.com/community/rapid-deployment SAP Education https://training.sap.com
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*Requires login credentials to the SAP Service Marketplace

Where to Find More Information (cont.)

SAP Rapid-Deployment Solutions www54.sap.com/solution/rapid-deployment.html SAP Application Visualization (by iRise) www54.sap.com/solution/lob/it/software/applicationvisualization/index.html Agile/Scrum Manifesto for Agile Software Development http://agilemanifesto.org/ Page describing the details of building components http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development Scrum www.scrumalliance.org
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7 Key Points to Take Home

ASAP is composed of 3 major Roadmaps, but only one is known as ASAP 8: The ASAP Implementation Roadmap, with 5 flavors (Standard, Agile, RDS, A2O, and HANA) that can be used for different deployment strategies: RDS, A2O, Traditional, and Agile Each Task on ASAP 8 has clear definition around ownership There are over 200 pre-configured services RDS based on ASAP 8 ASAP 8 fits all ADM Delivery Models: Expert-Based, DesignBased, Assemble-to-Order, and Industrialized The new Quality Gates ensure that all deliverables have been completed before moving to the next phase or Sprint Operate is the new name of the sixth phase (formerly Run) SAP Education is already offering ASA380 based on ASAP 8
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Your Turn!

How to contact me: Lincoln Kirsten Lkirsten@hitachiconsulting.com @lkirsten7 Please remember to complete your session evaluation
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