Welcome to my first post on SDN. My name is Greg Prickril. I’m lead product designer in SAP NetWeaver’s Integration Platform solution management organization. My team is responsible for the functional design of the following NetWeaver technology:
- SAP BPM and BRM
- CE Tools
- Java Tools
I also work with other folks, like Welcome to the new BPM corner from product management, to define the strategy for our composition and integration stories.
As I mentioned above, my team defines these products from a functional, as opposed to technical, perspective. We then work with research and development to ensure we build the products our customers want, the way they want them. My team and I do this by defining detailed end-to-end scenarios and by writing detailed functional requirements specifications. We then validate the software delivered by R&D by implementing the scenarios we’ve described. We also engage directly with stakeholders on design topics. If you’re familiar with the product owner role in scrum, that’s a reasonable analog for our role.
I have a long history in business process management and collaboration. Before joining SAP a couple of years ago, I worked at Microsoft in Redmond, primarily on the BizTalk team. Prior to that, I worked for IBM’s Lotus brand as both a product manager and a consultant (I spent a few years consulting in Brazil). I’m very excited to be part of NetWeaver’s BPM and composition strategy!
I plan to use this blog to share more about what I do as a product designer, announce interesting developments in the Integration Platform and engage with the community on design-centric topics.