Hello and welcome to the first blog post in our DevOps series.
Today we explore the planning phase typical of the DevOps lifecycle. Before starting any IT project, planning is crucial. In SAP environments, how do we assess the time-to-market and cost-to-market of a project fast and accurately? How can developers of all abilities provide answers to these questions, without having to rely on experienced team members?
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This is where our smart software helps you get fast and early visibility into the impact of change on your people, processes and systems. Our smart DevOps solutions supports project teams in planning releases by automating the time-to-market and cost-to-market analysis.
Ideas to Implementation
Define the Business Needs: Get people involved: developers, business analyst, testers, and operations team. What do you want to deliver to the business, and how long, and at what cost will it take to implement? This is where LiveCompare helps. Identify the technical SAP objects, from code, configurations and data, which are impacted.
Identify Project Requirements: What does this project involve? Map requirements to your business processes using IntelliCorp’s LiveModel software. Understand what is needed, by when and who will be impacted. Identify other business processes that this project will impact.
Understand Business Process Design: If you don’t have a current business process model then use LiveModel to document the as-is system. Overlay LiveCompare analysis to understand which business processes are used, as well as all your custom processes. Establish a common view between business and IT team members.
Assess Impact on Other Project Streams: We work with many companies and it’s common for them to run multiple SAP application project streams in parallel. How can we understand which transports and objects already on their way to production will be impacted? How can we avoid rework in the project stream, because another development stream is making changes to the same objects that we will use? LiveCompare provides this analysis fast and accurately.
Project Time Frames and Cost: Automate time-to-market and cost-to-market analysis using LiveCompare.
Whether you’re working on a short term or long term project, LiveCompare and LiveModel give you visibility of both the SAP technical objects, as well as the business processes that will be impacted by change.
Project the Impact of Change Using LiveCompare
LiveCompare is IntelliCorp’s flagship product, automating the time consuming, error prone and manual analysis associated with all SAP lifecycle events. From audits to upgrades, LiveCompare is the catalyst for continuous delivery of change, allowing you to support fast and safe business innovation.
Use LiveCompare in the planning stage of the DevOps lifecycle to project the impact of change.
With this upfront analysis, business process owners have complete visibility into cost-to-market and time-to-market of a project. Before a project has kicked off, they know exactly what risk, scope and effort will be associated with a proposed change.
Discover, Visualize and Manage Business Processes Using LiveModel
LiveModel enables organizations to discover, visualize and manage business processes. This means you can be sure all their business process models are up-to-date and reflect what is really going on in the business.
By using LiveCompare and LiveModel together, you can automatically capture and document all custom technical objects and configuration that are used by your business process transactions. The diagrams that are created make it easy for everyone across the business to visualize what is used. The information can be used to help with training, testing and planning for future developments.
In just a few minutes you can go from entering a transaction code in LiveCompare to having it documented in LiveModel.
IntelliCorp’s smart DevOps solution supports project teams in planning releases by automating the time-to-market and cost-to-market analysis.
If you want more information about our smart DevOps solutions for SAP applications, contact us today to book a call or demo.