I am not addressing a new terminology; I know most of us are well versed with a typical implementation life cycle. As for sure SAP’s ASAP (Accelerated SAP) methodology is one of the best methods for any SAP implementation.
Let’s consider the big picture for MDM Implementation life cycle which is a mix blend of business Information integration (BII) and its overall quality and also requires some industry experts along with master data operation handling guys. Navigate the MDM approach – Functional or Technical for more on MDM consulting approach.
By looking at below five phases of ASAP methodology we have a typical MDM implementation life cycle, although I tried collected some universal steps but may be vary according to needs.
Picture is not yet complete as after these lots of transition strategies & impacts, variety of change management as MDM is a joint effort between business & IT. As a result the golden rule is crystal clear now “MDM is an ongoing activity & not onetime project”. Again thanks to SAP for coming up with MDG approach which is integrated with SAP Business suite application and providing the “Nirvana” state for MDM landscapes by providing flexible governance along with some customize applications.