Gaining Traceability Metrics With Solution Manager – A Digital Transformation

Gaining Traceability Metrics with Solution Manager – A Digital Transformation

When consider what goes on in managing an End-to-End (E2E) program, whether it be a small or large implementation, you must deal with the most critical parts of the ALM components. From a preparation phase to program level to organization structure, possessing all the tools in organizing the lifecycle project can make or break your project. Understanding the “as is”, then moving into the “to be”remains to key goal. SAP Solution Manager will help with both the Run and the Build sides of Agile Lifecycle Management, and truly becomes your delivery platform for the entire program.

SAP Solution Manager is “run SAP like a factory”, which is an area that we will be covering below. When you break it down from a value scenario perspective, it spans across different areas. Just as ERP teams need to have an integrated systems across many modules, like O2C or P2P, so that IT or the PMO can have a delivery platform.  All of Solution Manager’s 10 core capabilities map into your lifecycle development, leveraging all the process needed to ensure a dependable SAP project delivery.

Relationship between Project Management and Solution Documentation, Requirements, Work Packages, Work Items, Testing

Relationship between Project Management and Solution Documentation, Requirements, Work Packages, Work Items, Testing

The above diagram shows how to manage the entire project process: beginning with project inception and finalizing with project completion. Project Management capabilities and dashboards are included in Solution Manager 7.2, which allows you to fully manage your project with integrated capabilities across different levels of delivery in the program, rather than just silos. Your project foundation should always be Business Process driven, thus aligning with SAP Best Practices. The business process management frontend acts as a capability for Validation and traceability. It attaches all the requirements within Solution Manager in relation to your business processes. Overall, the diagram successfully illustrates how truly traceable metrics can be achieved

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Relationship between Project Management and Solution Documentation, Requirements, Work Packages, Work Items, Testing (Cont.)

This also extends into testing. We can take requirements, change them, then manage by waves and sprints in an Agile methodology. You can have full testing, such as Functional Integration Testing, Single Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing which can all be managed in Solution Manager (Test Suite). This would stop the pain of having to acquire tools and then stitching them all together. Again, truly End-to-End (E2E) traceability metrics.

If your company needs to meet particular Compliance and Validation standards, like 21CFR, then Solution Manager can do the job and beyond. In addition, Solution Manager’s Focused Build is SAP’s premier project delivery platform that can deliver the same, along with introducing its own standalone capabilities to support the Project Management / PMO perspective.

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