SAP ERP Upgrades Simplified with ALM and SAP Solution Manager

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    SAP ERP Upgrades Simplified with ALM and SAP Solution Manager

    Start Date:8/15/2012
    Start Time:12:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM MT
    End Date:8/15/2012
    End Time:1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM MT

    Take advantage of another great educational opportunity included in your membership benefits, and join the ASUG Solution Manager, Application Lifecycle Management, Run SAP Like a Factory Community for this webcast.


    Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) from SAP provides processes, tools, services, and an organizational model to manage SAP and non-SAP solutions using SAP Solution Manager as its platform. This session will include a review of the ALM processes with a focus on Upgrade Management. Not using Solution Manager? This session will also include how to get started using the Solution Manager Pulse Check and the next steps to help you plan your Sap Solution Manager project.


    Key Learning Points


    -Understand ALM processes, tools and services
    - Gain a better understanding of Solution Manager capabilities with a focus on upgrades
    - Learn how to request a Solution Manager Pulse Check report and use it to address your pain points




    Lois Dick & Joseph Schaar, SAP


    Lois Dick, Senior Director SAP Upgrade Office, NA - Lois has over 10 years experience leading SAP ERP implementations. She is PMP certified and focused on the SAP Business Suite, primarily SAP ERP 6.0 and EHPs. She supports SAP customers with developing their upgrade plans, educating them on SAP’s Business Suite Innovation Strategy and providing them with best practices, lessons learned, upgrade methodology, services and tools.


    Joseph Schaar, Global Head of ALM Services – Joe has over 19 years of SAP experience and responsible for the Global ALM Services Practice promoting adoption of ALM and Solution Manager within the SAP Ecosystem. Joe supports customers with defining a strategic road map for ALM within their organizations in order to better implement, operate and optimize their solutions.
    Q: Side Panels require NWBC 3.5 ?
    A: Yes it does.
    Q: If that is true, does it require 7.02 Basis core or just kernel (e.g. 7.20 DCK) ?
    A: Answered verbally during webcast
    Q: Is there a way to measure ALM "maturity" within Solution Manager itself?
    A: ALM Maturity involves looking at the tools, processes and organization holistically
    Q: There are not a lot of SAP Solution Manager Courses 7.1 offered by SAP Education.  Any ideas when those will be made available (outside of EGI) - virtual classroom training is also a "wish".
    A: Answered verbally to an extent, passed along for follow-up.
    Q: Roadmap for SAP and Agile practices?
    A: This question has been answered verbally.