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ASAP Methodology
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ASAP Methodology

1. Project Preparation 

The project is formally initiated, and planning is well under way.

2. Business Blueprint 

The project team gathers requirements and conducts the   conceptual design of the solution.

3. Realization 

The solution is built and the integration tested; performance tests   are planned.

4. Final Preparation

End users are trained; this is the final check before the cutover to   the new system solution.

5. Go Live and Support

The solution receives confirmation, ongoing support is in place,   and the project is closing.

6. RunSAP

The operability of the solution is ensured.

  • Phase1:Project Preparation


    • Initial Planning and Preparation
    • Define the project goals, scope and objectives
    • Identify on-board and train Team Members


    • Project Scope Defined
    • Implementation Plan & Rollout Strategy
    • Detailed Scope Document
    • Costs and Benefits Validation
    • Project Standards
    • Project Infrastructure
    • Knowledge Transfer Approach
    • Implementation Workplan
    • Master Data Design
    • Interface List
    • Testing Strategy
    • Data Cleansing Strategy

    Milestones & Key Decisions

    • Corporate Review Completed
    • Scope Defined
    • Project Team Staffed and Trained
    • Project Team Organization, Responsibilities and Location
    • Roll-out Plan Mandates/Constraints
    • Policies for To Be Finance Organization
    • System Retirement Objectives/Mandates/ Constraints
    • Training Budget and Approach
    • Key Stakeholders for Communications Identified
    • Implementation Plan in Place
  • Phase2: Business Blueprint


    • To create a body of work, know as Business Blueprint that Aligns business requirements to the SAP business model
    • Documents the TO-BE process models
    • Describes the solution design
    • Identifies additional functional and technical requirements
    • Obtains business sign-off on requirements and design
    • Blueprinting is dedicated to support value delivery


    • Project Plan Update
    • Complete, documented and signed off
    • Business Process Hierarchy and Design
    • Value Association on Process Level
    • Solution Design
    • Gap Identification and Resolution
    • Solution Landscape and Architecture
    • Assessment of Organization and Business Process Changes
    • Confirmation of Implementation Date

    Milestones & Key Decisions

    • Completed and signed off Process Design
    • Completed and signed off Solution Design
    • Completed and signed off gap identification and resolution
    • Phase Quality Assessment
    • Communication Plan
  • Phase3: Realization


    • Build and Test a Complete Business and System Environment
    • Develop Training Material and End User Documentation
    • Obtain Business Approval


    • Test Data and Configuration
    • Business Process Procedures
    • Quality Assurance System Environment
    • Production System Environment
    • Develop and Test Interfaces, Conversions and Reports
    • Evaluate and Enhance Security and Controls
    • End-User Training Material and Plan
    • End-User Training System Environment
    • Data Conversion Plan
    • User Acceptance Test

    Milestones & Key Decisions

    • Project Team Trained (Realization)
    • Final Design and Configuration
    • Integration Test
    • End-User System Infrastructure
    • User Acceptance
    • Phase Quality Assessment
    • Readiness Review
  • Phase4: Final Preparation


    • Prepare System for Production Release
    • Prepare the Internal and External Organization for Go-Live


    • Data Converted
    • Cut-Over Plan
    • End-Users Trained
    • End-User System Ids Created
    • System Support Organization in Place
    • Help Desk
    • Technical Support
    • Operational Production System Environment


    • Organizational Changes Implemented
    • Go/No-Go Decision
  • Phase5: Go Live and Support


    • Business Owns and Executes New Business Processes and Systems
    • Monitor Business Process Results
    • Monitor Production Environment
    • Establish Center of Excellence for Support and Enhancements


    • Live Production Environment
    • Operational Help Desk
    • Cut-Over and Conversion Activities Completed
    • Post Go-Live End-User Training
    • Updated Business Case
    • Lessons Learned


    • Go-Live
    • Project Close
  • Phase6: Run SAP


    • Run implemented SAP solution
    • Optimize solution operation by implementing SAP Operation standards


    • Assessment of Operation Standards for optimize solution operation
    • Identify scope
    • Setup project schedule for implementing
    • For each relevant Operation Standard
    • Design of processes, organization and roles, blueprint for tool usage
    • Setup of processes, organization and roles, tool setup
    • Transition into production incl. training and rollout


    • Identification of Operation Standards for optimize solution operation
    • Design, Setup and Operation of SAP Operations Standards
    • Tool implementation (mostly SAP Solution Manager scenarios for operation)


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