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RPALM for SAP S/4 Journey

RPALM is a rapid assessment methodology that can be leveraged at ay phase of your journey to SAP S/4Hana

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RPALM for SAP S/4 Journey

  1. 1. RPALM People, Process, and Technology RPALM™ is a rapid assessment methodology that can be leveraged at any phase of your journey to SAP S/4HANA
  2. 2. RPALM™ is an accelerated and results-driven methodology: • Designed to provide tactical and strategic key improvement recommendations to go from current state to desired end state within a proposed timeline. • Stands for ResultsPositive Application Lifecycle Management (RPALM™) Assessment Methodology • A proprietary methodology designed to be prescriptive and lightweight, covering 21 topical areas across 3 main ALM categories. • Prescriptive in that we answer the who, when, how, why, and what through a series of focused interviews and expert analysis of project artifacts*. • Lightweight in that we employ a results-oriented mindset that delivers a fast, actionable, comprehensive, and no-frills assessment of your current ALM environment within 3 weeks. • People, Process, and Technology – RPALM™ is an assessment methodology that can be leveraged at any phase of the system delivery lifecycle. *The RPALM™ methodology leverages industry expertise of practicing QA Leaders and Test Managers. Derived from real-world experienced QA professionals, RPALM™ cuts straight to the fundamental components that your organizations can employ quickly to gain visibility, reduce costs, increase delivery control, and improve overall solution delivery quality. What is the RPALM™ assessment methodology?
  3. 3. Provides an objective assessment of current state (‘As-is’): • Analysis and understanding your current business needs • Assess current level of adoption with recommendations for adoption level increase • Assess the level of business value realized from your current ALM investment, while identifying hidden opportunities to extract more value • Provides an independent audit and health check report with details of identified issues Confirms desired end state (‘To-be’): • Present and discuss key recommendations • Present and discuss industry best practices detailed for each ALM area discussed • Showcase Overall Maturity Rating with respect to RPALM™ Assessment Methodology* Provides Actionable ALM Implementation Roadmap, including: • Quick wins and low hanging fruit • Short term options and recommendations • Long term options and recommendations *The RPALM (ResultsPositive ALM™ Assessment Methodology) approach is an actionable methodology aimed at increasing organizational awareness and implementation of tactical ALM principles that ultimately encourages project stakeholders to embrace a holistic ALM-centric approach to software quality management rather than subscribing to a reactive mentality of defect management. Business Value of RPALM™
  4. 4. How RPALM™ Delivers Positive Results, Fast RPALM™ leverages sound quality assurance principles: • We employ a holistic and umbrella mentality, knowing that: – A sound ALM foundation reduces defects, decreases cost, and mitigates risk project risk. – We cut across the Application Lifecycle to provide immediate feedback – Traceability is the cornerstone of high quality software delivery – People, Process, and Technology must work in harmony • The RPALM™ Assessment Methodology
  5. 5. Agenda RPALM™ Engagement Approach • Review draft deliverables with sponsors • Iterate and update deliverables • Review final deliverables with sponsors, governance committee and executives • Document assessment findings • Review Top 10 findings with project sponsors • Analyze assessment findings • Identify opportunities and solution recommendations • Draft Roadmap • Develop estimates by phase • Document business case benefits • Conduct requirements tracing workshop • Conduct visionary “end-state” workshops • Conduct ALM best practice sessions – “end-state” inputs • Conduct individual interviews • Conduct group discovery sessions • Review current processes, governance model, and reporting • Confirm engagement goals and objectives • Confirm critical success factors • Collect and review “as-is” documentation • Confirm participants and roles & responsibilities • Tailor and confirm project schedule and workshop / interview days/times • Review and discuss 21 key factors • Confirm buy-in of requirements tracing workshop (function of RPALM™) • Schedule workshops and interviews Establish the ground rules Discover Assess DeliverPrepare RPALM™ Methodology RPALM™ Assessment 21 Topics Conduct Interviews & Review Project Artifacts Best Practices & Recommendations Improvement Roadmap TPI DB Categories Areas Stakeholder Relations Stakeholder Commitment Degree of involvement Test strategy Test organization Communication Test Managemen t Reporting Test process management Estimating and planning Metrics Defect management Testware management Test Profession Methodology practice Tester professionalism Test case design Test tools Test environment
  6. 6. Agenda RPALM™ Areas of Focus Interviews and Artifact Review Blueprint & Road Map Development • Solution Blueprint • ALM Roadmap • Implementation Road Map • Phased implementation road map Review ALM best practices and related maturity models Utilize analysis of current processes, organization structures, and tools to develop Blue Print & Road Map RPALM™ 21 Topics across People, Process, and Technology • Commitment to Quality • Team Harmony • Perceived Engagement • Communication Effectiveness • Quality Organization • Test & ALM Strategy • End User Empathy • ALM Toolset Analysis • Interface Analysis • Automated Tool Analysis • Requirements Tool Analysis • Manual Testing Tool Analysis • Performance Tool Analysis • Peripheral Tool Analysis People ALM Process Technology • Requirement Intake Process • Design Process • Build Process • Test Planning & Design Process • Reporting Process • Testware Management • Traceability Discipline • Conduct requirements tracing workshop • Conduct visionary “end-state” workshops • Conduct ALM best practice sessions – “end-state” inputs • Conduct individual interviews • Conduct group discovery sessions • Review current processes, governance model, and reporting
  7. 7. How RPALM™ Supports Your SAP S/4 Hana Journey RPALM™ recognizes the evolutionary nature of change: • We view each evolution as an opportunity for improvement: – Each “step” to the desired end-state of S/4 HANA Cloud comes with it’s own challenges and opportunities – Recognizing that “overkill” often occurs with supporting technologies, we work with you to recommend the right mix of people, process, and tools to optimize and protect your critical SAP assets. – People, Process, and Technology must work in harmony • The steps leading to S/4 HANA Cloud as Presented by SAP:
  8. 8. Agenda RPALM™ Supports Each SAP Migration Phase Customer With RPALM Recommended HPE Tools • HPE ALM can help with: • Optimization of the efforts involved in the system upgrade. • Ensuring data compliance • Creating a consistent quality process for the migration effort underway. • Identify and validate the business benefits of S/4 HANA • Build your business case for migration • Prepare the project plan by identifying the relevant activities, resources, and tools. • Identify the technical pre-requisites necessary for migration. • Several HPE Tools can help, such as: • HPE ALM, HPE Agile Manager • HPE UFT and LeanFT • HPE SV/NV • HPE LoadRunner, Performance Center, StormRunner Load, Mobile Center, and App Mobile • Determine performance baseline on Classic System • Upgrade SAP in Sandbox Environment • Adjust custom code to ensure that you fully benefit from SAP HANA performance improvements • Transport imports/regression testing, performance testing • Upgrade/Migration to Production – Security Testing • ResultsPositive and HPE can help with: • Establishing an SAP Testing Center of Excellence • Integrating the tools leveraged in your Plan, Build/Testing Phases to support SAP over the long- term. • Monitor the system • Runtime Analysis • Maintain (Patching, Hot Fixes, Upgrades) • Support Changing Business Needs • Update for Compliance Requirements as Needed • Continuous Testing / Regression Testing PLANBUILD/TESTRUN
  9. 9. HPE Quality Solutions for SAP Migrations
  10. 10. Supported SAP Technologies
  11. 11. Solution Manager v7.2 with HPE ALM – Transfer business blueprints and test assets from SAP Solution Manager to HPE QC – Analyze the impact of any change in the business process change analyzer – Optimize test scope in SAP Solution Manager
  12. 12. Example of End-to-End Integration
  13. 13. SAP Mobile Application Testing
  14. 14. Measuring the End User Experience
  15. 15. AgendaDeliverables • High level implementation road map • Phased implementation options Implementation Road Map • Solution Blueprint • Quick Win and Short Term recommendations & benefits • Long Term recommendations & benefits Solution Blueprint & Recommendation • Documented customer goals & objectives • As-is Assessment Findings • As-is Process Assessment Analysis Assessment Findings
  16. 16. Make a Difference Today Matt Angerer mangerer@resultspositive.com www.resultspositive.com

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