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Agile SAP: Introducing flexibility, transparency and speed to SAP implementations by Sean Robson

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INTRODUCTION

I am hoping that you picked up this book because you are looking at a way to avoid the pitfalls of waterfall. I believe that most of us understand the issues of waterfall, but it is useful to have a brief discussion of some of the major issues, to remind us why we need to change our approach.

Most traditional projects run over budget. It is very difficult to achieve valid estimates for a complex SAP project, even at blueprint completion, so we acknowledge the difficulty during business case development. The issue with traditional approaches to projects is that there is no escape valve. The BDUF (Big Design Up Front) blueprint approach attempts to identify all possible scope and design details for a project, prior to beginning any ...

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