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Agile Project Delivery with Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager

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This course will give you an introduction to the basic processes and functionalities of Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager, an add-on solution that supports SAP implementation projects such as those around SAP S/4HANA. The course will enable project teams to use the basic functionalities of Focused Build through the whole project lifecycle.

SAP Solution Manager is designed to support the entire lifecycle of SAP solutions and is available to every customer with an SAP maintenance contract. SAP Solution Manager offers several tools to support individual project tasks, such as business process documentation, test management, and software deployment. As of version 7.2, it also offers the Focused Build solution, which enables a preconfigured requirement-to-deploy process within SAP Solution Manager. It includes business demand and requirements management, integrated risk management, and collaboration features that help business and IT work more closely together to manage global development teams. Focused Build follows an agile implementation concept and is very aligned with the SAP Activate methodology.

Using a tool with guided project procedures decreases the risk of deployment failures, enables a real-time status view of all project activities, and helps you keep a centralized source of truth for business processes and documentation.

In the first week of this course, we’ll give you an introduction to Focused Build and guide you through all the tasks of a project manager.

In Week 2, we’ll talk about the Explore phase and you’ll learn about solution documentation and how to use this in a fit-to-standard workshop.

Week 3 will focus on the core of Focused Build, including requirements, work packages, and work items.

In Week 4, you’ll learn about the functionalities that Focused Build provides for test management and how to execute tests.

Week 5 is all about release management. In this week, you’ll learn how to manage your releases and how to deploy your software on different system landscapes.

Week 6, which is the last week of this course, will focus on the enablement of Focused Build coaches and consultants, and you’ll learn how to set up SAP Solution Manager.


Week 1: Project Preparation and Management

Week 2: Explore Phase (Process Expert/Analyst)

Week 3: Realization (Architect/Developer)

Week 4: Test Management

Week 5: Release Management

Week 6: Focused Build Enablement

Week 7: Final Exam


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