How to become a successful SAP Project Manager

This practical oriented course will teach you everything you need to become a successful SAP Project Manager.
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  • Contents Video: 11.5 hours
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

After completing this learning you should have a good understanding of the challenges that a SAP Project Manager faces and the Knowledge and Tools for the Project Manager for a successful outcome of your SAP project.

What our students are saying
"After following these videos from start to finish, I feel like I participated in an SAP full lifecycle implementation project; an excellent presentation and the presenter seems fully knowledgeable of the product and the business process. I would like to see more presentation from him".Diallo Hassimiou

"I just started this course, but from what I have covered so far, am on my way to becoming a 5 star SAP PM".Laurson Riviere

"Excellent course. I enjoy the way the course was organize and the instructors clarity". Angel M. Romero Jr.

"This course really motivated me to become a SAP Project Manager and I hope soon to be able to put the knowledge to use in my first project". Barbara Golder

The Course is structured into the following areas to follow the phases and key milestones of a SAP Project:

  • Introduction to SAP Projects and SAP Project Management tools
  • The Accelerated SAP (ASAP®) Methodology V8
  • Project Preparations & SAP Business Blueprint design
  • SAP Realization and Final Preparation phases of your
  • Project “Go-Live”, Roll-out and Support

The course provides more than:

  • 40+ Video lessons
  • 15+ Templates, Guidelines, Tools for download
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge

Everyone involved in SAP projects as either a Consultant, Team lead or as Project Manager will benefit for the course

The course will provide detailed training in how to successfully manage SAP projects, but course is not a preparation course for taking the SAP Associate Project Manager certification (C_PM_71)

What are the requirements?

  • You should already be familiar with general Project Management processes
  • Ideally you have had previous taken a Project Management coordination, Project Management, or Team lead role

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the challenges in SAP projects
  • Understand the new way of implementing SAP
  • Understand the content of the ASAP Methodology in details
  • Understand all Activities and Deliverable needed for a Successful SAP implementation project
  • The course include access to download Templates, Detailed Worksheets and Tools to allow you to successfully manage the project

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for New and Existing Project Managers who would like to understand in details on how to successfully implement SAP Project
  • The course will explain in details every deliverable and activity that are needed in an successful SAP project
  • The course will not teach you basic Project Management skills such as the PMI Project Management Processes

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course
05:45

In this video we will introduce you to the content and structure of the course

The video is structured into the following topics

  • Why you need to learn
  • What you will learn
  • How you will learn
  • Course structure
Section 2: SAP Projects and SAP Project Management tools
14:48

In this video we will introduce you to some of the key challenges associated with managing SAP projects

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What typically makes SAP projects fail?
  • What is the impact when SAP projects fails?
  • What makes SAP project successful?
  • When does a SAP project normally get into trouble?
9 pages

The objectives of this worksheet is to provide an small assessment exercise where you as the Project Manager can assess your Project health in relation to lessons learned from failed SAP Project.

We will provide our recommendation to each of the questions. The relevant questions should NOT be limited to the list provided in this worksheet. Questions provided here is only a selection of key questions to be asked.

09:17

In this video we will introduce you to the key challenges facing Project managers in the future.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Classical Project Management
  • Is change necessary?
  • The Project Manager of the future
  • How to become a Project manager of the Future?
6 pages

The objectives of this worksheet is to provide an assessment exercise where you as the Project Manager can assess your readiness and skills for managing the classical triple constraint + the Value dimension as a Project Manager of the future.

The Assessment will help you to reflect on your current PM skill level and where you should focus you learning to further develop your skills

10:53

In this video you will learn about the different types of SAP Projects, the project phases of each type and some of the milestones a SAP project encompass of.

This video is divided into the following topics

  • What are the key types of SAP projects?
  • What are the key phases of SAP projects?
  • What are the key milestones of SAP projects?
8 pages

This worksheet will give you an overview of the different common types of SAP Projects, the major phases of a SAP projects and thekey project milestones.

09:55

In this video you will be introduced to what a Project Management System is, why it is important and how a PMS can support you becoming a successful SAP Project Manager.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What is a Project Management System (PMS)?
  • Why is having a PMS Important?
  • How can a PMS be established?
  • Our experience with using a PMS?
16:57

In this video you will learn when and how a Tool strategy should be developed for your project as well as we will introduce you to some of the tool options available

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What is a Tool strategy?
  • What are the steps for developing Tool Strategy?
  • How and when should a Tool strategy be developed?
  • Tool options – Application Lifecycle management
8 pages

The objective of this worksheet is to share the initial considerations that need to be done for developing a tool strategy.

The worksheet is a combination of a checklist and readiness assessment.

Section 3: The Accelerated SAP (ASAP®) Methodology V8
03:39

In this video we will introduce you to the “Accelerated SAP (ASAP) Methodology”

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What you will get from the course
  • The structure of the course
1 page

This downloadable worksheet will provide you with an overview of the key Terms and Abbreviations for the ASAP Methodology

16:45

In this video we explain the objective of the ASAP Methodology and how the ASAP Methodology have evolved.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Characteristics of a SAP project
  • Challenges of Implementing SAP
  • The objective of the ASAP Methodology
  • The evolution of the ASAP methodology
10:28

In this video we will explain the ASAP Methodology Taxonomy

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The key components of the ASAP Methodology
  • The ASAP Methodology Taxonomy
06:34

In this video we will explain the Target Audience for the ASAP Methodology and the key ASAP Project roles.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Who are the Target Audience?
  • The ASAP Project Roles
  • The Key Project roles to access the ASAP Methodology
13:12

In this video we explain the challenges in SAP project and the Benefits of using the ASAP Methodology.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Characteristics of a SAP project
  • Challenges in SAP projects
  • The Benefits of using the ASAP Methodology
18:32

In this video we will explain the ASAP Phases & Deliverable in the ASAP Methodology in details.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The ASAP Implementation phases
  • The Key Deliverables of each ASAP phase
08:25

In this video we will explain how you can accessthe ASAP Methodology.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • ASAP 8 Methodologies
  • How to access ASAP Methodologies
8 questions

This quiz will test you knowledge and will recommend relevant lectures as needed to ensure your have the best possible understanding of the course.

Section 4: Project Preparations & SAP Business Blueprint design phases
16:34

In this video you will learn the steps for successfully initiate your project to ensure you have the right foundation for managing your project to success.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Initiating your project what does it mean?
  • How to authorized you as the Project Manager?
  • Why authorizing the Project Manager is important?

08:38

In this video you will learn the importance of having a clear Business Case defined for your project as well as the key considerations when developing your projects a Business Case.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Why is having a Business case important?
  • What should a Business Case contain?
13:50

In this video you will learn the importance of having a Project Charter document developed as well as the steps needed to do so successfully.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What is a Project Charter
  • What does a Project Charter contain?
  • Why is having a Project Charter important?
17:09

In this video you will learn the key project roles in a typical SAP Project delivery team and their main responsibilities

The video is divided into the following topics

  • How to determine the roles required for your project?
  • What are the key roles in a SAP project team?
  • What are the main responsibility of each role?
  • How are the project roles interlinked with other stakeholders?

21:11

In this video you will learn best practice approach for establishing a high performing team for your project

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What are the project roles I need?
  • When will I need my team to start?
  • On-boarding and Off-boarding
  • Team building & Project kick-off
  • Known success factors for team work

15:47

In this video you will learn how to effective work with, and manage global teams on your project

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Globalization and Global Projects
  • What are the challenges working with global teams?
  • How to best prepare yourself for “working global”

12:15

In this video you will learn best practice approach for establishing the project infrastructure and standards for supporting your project

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Project facilities
  • Project standards
  • Project infrastructure

08:47

In this video you will learn about the core project management processes that must be established and managed to achieve a successful project result

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Project Management Frameworks
  • The Core Project Management Processes
19:32

In this video you will learn how to develop a detailed project schedule that is achievable for your project

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The components of a project schedule
  • The process for establishing a realistic and manageable schedule
  • Estimating best practice
19:32

In this video you will learn how to successfully manage project Scope, Scope changes as well as how to successful identify and manage Issues & RISKs on your project

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Scope Management
  • RISK Management
  • Issue Management
22:36

In this video you will learn about how to ensure the quality of your projects deliverables, report project progress on your project as well as important. but often forgotten duty of the Project manager which is to ensure deliverables and phases are signed-off.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Controlling & Reporting
  • Project sign-off
08:15

In this video you will learn the steps you as the Project Manager need to ensure is executed for completing a successful SAP Business Blueprint design

The video is divided into the following topics

  • From the AS-IS to the TO-BE Business Blueprint process
  • What is the Business Blueprint and what is it NOT?
15:42

In this video you will learn how to establish the AS-IS Analysis

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The Purpose and benefit of the AS-IS analysis
  • Best Practice doing the As-Is Analysis
  • The AS-IS analysis Document
08:39

In this video you will learn about the critical milestones that must be achieved during the Business Blueprint design phase, as well as how to successfully get your design signed-off by all project stakeholders

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The Business Blueprint milestones
  • The Business Blueprint sign-off process
Section 5: Realization & Final Preparation phases
19:52

In this video we will share our lessons learned and best practice on how to successfully get your proposed design configured in SAP as well as how to control and manage the progress.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • After the Business Blueprint Design
  • The Configuration process
  • Controlling the process
  • Configuration and Developments documentation
30:06

In this video you will learn about how to define the right ABAP development scope and strategy for your project as well as how to effectively manage your development teams

The video is divided into the following topics

  • ABAP Development strategy
  • ABAP development process
  • ABAP development estimate and planning
  • ABAP Development controlling
15:06

In this video you will learn about how to best estimate your development effort

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Development approach
  • The R I C E F W development categories
  • Development Estimation Model
15:40

In this video you will learn the importance of ensuring your SAP Technical System Landscape is proper designed and managed on your project

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What is defined as the SAP System landscape
  • When and how is the SAP System landscape established
  • How to manage and document your SAP System landscape
23:21

In this video you will learn our best practice to how to design and execute the right SAP Authorization strategy for your project.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The Authorization Strategy design
  • Configuring your Authorization design
  • Managing your Authorization design
25:01

In this video you will learn how to design plan and execute the right SAP Training strategy for your project to ensure all project stakeholder has the training required.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The Training Strategy design
  • What are the Training needs for your project
  • How to successful execute and manage the training
14:13

In this video you will learn how to design, plan and execute the right SAP Testing strategy for your project to ensure you have a successful tested SAP solution

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The Testing Strategy design
  • What are the Testing needs for your project
  • How to manage the Testing execution
12:36

In this video you will learn how to design, plan and execute the right SAP data conversion and migration strategy for your project to ensure your solution contain a consistent data set at go-live

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Data Conversion Scope and Strategy
  • Key Data Conversion Activities
  • How to successful execute your Conversion Strategy
15:01

In this video we will share our lessons learned and best practice regarding the impact “bad” data quality can have to a SAP project as well as the activities that if implemented can ensure correct data

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The importance of Data Quality in SAP
  • The Data Quality strategy
  • Data Quality activities
Section 6: Go-Live
08:39

In this video you will learn how to plan for the cut-over activities for your go-live as well as get our lessons learned to the do’s and don’ts. Such as when is the best time to plan your project go-live

The video is divided into the following topics

  • What are the main Go-Live preparation activities?
  • Timing of the go-live?
07:01

In this video you will learn how to execute and control your cut-over activities during one of the most critical period on the project.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The cut-over plan
  • Executing and controlling your cut-over activities
16:10

In this video you will learn how to plan for the cut-over activities for your go-live as well as we will share our lessons learned for making a Go/No go decision

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The Go-Live assessment
  • The Go / No-Go decision process
16:25

In this video you will learn about the Change Management challenges that are part of every SAP project as well as how to successfully manage these.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Introduction to Change Management
  • The SAP Change Management Challenges
  • The SAP Change Management Activities
11:42

In this video you will learn about the key actions that needs to happen before turning on the new SAP system as well as the what needs to happen in the weeks that follow your Go-Live

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Before the Go-Live
  • The first day
  • After the Go-Live
Section 7: Roll-out of your solution
15:06

In this video we will share with you our recommendation to the question in every IT project “should I upgrade, when is it time to upgrade and how?”

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Why and When to upgrade?
  • What to upgrade to?
  • Do’s and Don’t’s when upgrading SAP
  • Useful Upgrade tools
21:19

In this video you will learn about the most common SAP roll-outs scenarios, approaches, key considerations when rolling out your solution

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The roll-out options
  • What roll-out approach to take
  • How to initiate your roll-out
24:33

In this video we will share our lessons learned from rolling out Local , Regional and Global SAP solutions

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The roll-out Country Challenges
  • The roll-out do’s and don’t’s
Section 8: Operate & Support phases
19:48

In this video you will learn how to build a support team for supporting your solution after go-live.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • That support is required for running SAP
  • Different support options
  • How can a support team be established
  • Success criteria's for effective support of your solution
11:49

In this video we will share with you some best practices for Vendor selection should you wants to outsource your support.

The video is divided into the following topics

  • The outsourcing challenges
  • Best Practices for Vendor selection
Section 9: Time for an Upgrade
15:06

In this video we will share with you our recommendation to the question in every IT project “should I upgrade, when is it time to upgrade and how?”

The video is divided into the following topics

  • Why and When to upgrade?
  • What to upgrade to?
  • Do’s and Don’t’s when upgrading SAP
  • Useful Upgrade tools

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