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Agile sap high-level introduction by ensead advisory

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High-level introduction to the Agile SAP methodology for projects and its place in the bigger IT Governance picture.

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Agile sap high-level introduction by ensead advisory

  1. 1. 11 Agile SAP - introduction Mendel Koerts ENSEAD Advisory www.ensead.com| info@ensead.com | +31 (0) 487-502238
  2. 2. Delivering SAP projects has its known challenges… © 2015 – ENSEAD Advisory 3 • Often costs more than expected • Often takes longer than expected • Often differs from what was expected
  3. 3. But what if we… © 2015 – ENSEAD Advisory 4 • Freeze budget • Freeze timelines …and focus on a working product? • Freeze quality
  4. 4. When we freeze budget, timeline, and quality, the only variable left is scope – the basics of Agile As per the Agile Manifesto “Agile” methodologies value: Individuals and interactions over Processes and tools Working software over Comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over Contract negotiation Responding to change over Following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, the items on the left are valued more. © 2014 – ENSEAD Advisory
  5. 5. Okay but… …can we apply this to SAP? 6© 2014 – ENSEAD Advisory Gartner (2010): ‘Agile is now a mainstream, mature and proven set of development methods.’
  6. 6. SAP has adopted Agile practices in ASAP 8. The so-called Sprint is at the heart of it 7 Source: SAP AG A Sprint has a fixed time window, always the same. © 2014 – ENSEAD Advisory
  7. 7. But still… … there is more to SAP than projects! 8© 2014 – ENSEAD Advisory
  8. 8. Agile SAP projects only form one part of responsive IT organisations… © 2015 – ENSEAD Advisory 9 • Fights with Support & Operation teams over resources, especially scarce ones • Fights with business over project priorities and time-to-market for changes or fixes …which is why you should consider scaling up Agile • Fights with Support & Operations teams over locked objects and transports
  9. 9. 10© 2015 – ENSEAD Advisory
  10. 10. Agile SAP is… © 2015 – ENSEAD Advisory 11 • Taking the sting out and become the bee’s knees • Fitting in with your surroundings in the blink of an eye • Unclipping your wings and reach new heights
  11. 11. Adopting Agile however… … is a disruptive change! 12 - Gartner (2012) © 2014 – ENSEAD Advisory
  12. 12. 13 FURTHER QUESTIONS? Contact ENSEAD Advisory. www.ensead.com| info@ensead.com | +31 (0) 487-502238

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