After attending SAP Teched in Las Vegas and heading for SAP Teched Madrid. I thought that I wanted to give some pointers to some of the sessions that I could see as interesting, for SAP PI professionals.
I have recorded a video where I try to give some insights why these should be on your agenda, if you are into SAP PI.
http://www.piarchitecture.com/2011/10/which-sessions-to-attend-at-sap-teched-madrid-2011/?sdnPMC202 SAP NetWeaver Process Integration Roadmap The introduction to what is going on with SAP PI. Learn about the direction PI will be taken.
PMC164 SAP NetWeaver Process Integration: Integration Flows Deep Dive Hands on This is the new Eclipse based way to model integrations in SAP PI 7.3.1. It only seems to be working with the Java only integration, which is fine because SAP PI is moving that way.
PMC106 Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) for System Integration This is an introduction to using BPMN. BPMN is quite relevant for 7.3.1 because it is what will be used for all modeling. It may be good to know some of it.
PMC200 SAP Middleware Solutions and Best Practices SAP has a lot of different middle where offerings, this session will hopefully give some feedback on what is good. From the abstract it also mentions Cross gate services, which is relevant for EDI
PMC215 Automate Business Processes Using SAP NetWeaver BPM, SAP NetWeaver PI, and Custom development This is relavant because of it could give some insights to how better to use SAP PI and how it is implemented at Volkswagen
EXP559 Excel as a SAP PI developer
EXP561 Document your SAP PI scenarios
It may also be relevant to focus on some of Business Rules Management (BRM), because it is also going to be integrated with PI 7.3.1. And the BPMN is also a key competence that you need to learn, because it is what will be used both for the integration follows and also for the process modeling.
I hope that we meet at SAP Teched next week.