Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Wall-to-Wall Overview


Whether time really exists or not, thus far "winding the clock back" is something I have yet to experience. So any time spent may as well have been worthwhile.

Hence, when evaluating the prospects of a potential solution, spend time wisely by getting a meaningful "wall-to-wall" overview and "feel" of the entirety from inception through to its logical conclusion before getting down to brass tacks i.e. the details.

Once deemed worthwhile as a whole and high level due diligence having been carried out, only then should the more detailed issues be attended to (e.g. the particular advantage of a feature, etc.).

If eventually deemed without meaningful value, minimal time will have been spent and therefore wasted.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Creative Design

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Implementing SAP business systems is very much a creative endeavour. This means that not everything needs to be implemented in its traditional role.

If another business purpose can be served, a little bit of creative licence is permissible.

However, when deviating from the usual standard SAP usage, there is a primary proviso or so.

Take the time to recognize and evaluate potential conflict and limitations in the medium and long term of significant deviations before committing to a charted course.

Look ahead to ensure that you aren't building a future insurmountable roadblock.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Ideal Posture

Having an ideal posture in terms of people, ideas and execution will have a key impact on the outcome of a project.

Although a SAP project is entirely about the customer, the rub is that the customer leadership must have genuine realistic expectations in terms of the assigned people and their inherent willingness and ability to bring about change.

Pie-in-the-sky outlooks without the means to change are just so much skywriting.

In the case of highly personalised implementations, one must remember that they are not an exact science. Fine-tuning usually requires a little more time.

Partnering should be one of trust and collaboration. Customer and consulting people should team up on the same line and focus energies straight ahead at a common target i.e. the project goals and not one another.