In project prparation as a sap sd consultant what r the things we have to do.
Please give me the solution for this.
Murali Mohan replied
ASAP stands for Accelerated SAP. Its purpose is to help design SAP
implementation in the most efficient manner possible. Its goal is to effectively
optimize time, people, quality and other resources, using a proven methodology to
ASAP focuses on tools and training, wrapped up in a five-phase process oriented
road map for guiding implementation.
The road map is composed of five well-known consecutive phases:
u2022 Phase 1 Project Preparation
u2022 Phase 2 Business Blueprint
u2022 Phase 3 Realization
u2022 Phase 4 Final Preparation
u2022 Phase 5 Go-Live and support
Phase 1 : Project Preparation
Phase 1 initiates with a retrieval of information and resources. It is an important
time to assemble the necessary components for the implementation. Some
important milestones that need to be accomplished for phase 1 include
u2022 Obtaining senior-level management/stakeholder support
u2022 identifying clear project objectives
u2022 architect an efficient decision-making process
u2022 creating an environment suitable for change and re-engineering
u2022 building a qualified and capable project team.
Senior level management support:
One of the most important milestones with phase 1 of ASAP is the full agreement
and cooperation of the important company decision-makers - key stake holders
and others. Their backing and support is crucial for a successful implementation.
Clear project objectives:
be concise in defining what your objectives and expectations are for this venture.
Vague or unclear notions of what you hope to obtain with SAP will handicap the
implementation process. Also make sure that your expectations are reasonable
considering your company's resources. It is essential to have clearly defined
ideas, goals and project plans devised before moving forward.
An efficient decision making process:
One obstacle that often stalls implementation is a poorly constructed decision-
making process. Before embarking on this venture, individuals need to be clearly
identified. Decide now who is responsible for different decisions along the way.
From day one, the implementation decision makers and project leaders from
each area must be aware of the onus placed on them to return good decisions
Environment suitable for change and re engineering:Your team must be willing to
accept that, along with new SAP software, things are going to change, the
business will change, and information technology enabling the business will
change as well. By implementing SAP, you will essentially redesign your current
practices to model more efficient or predefined best business practices as
espoused by SAP. Resistance to this change will impede the progress of your
I hope this will help you,