5.5. Staffing for Strategic Projects

As I said previously, staffing for projects that fall out of the realm of new implementation or operational changes tend to fall into the category of strategic changes. Three core types of strategic changes include the following: (1) discrete technology “refreshes,” (2) larger scale SAP infrastructure projects or consolidation efforts, and finally (3) SAP functional upgrades, all of which are tackled next.

5.5.1. Discrete Technology Migrations in the Real World

Perhaps my favorite general stress-testing projects stem from a planned discrete upgrade to a customer's SAP system. I like these projects because there are fewer dependencies to manage and an excellent baseline—the current system—is readily available. ...

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