SCN Topic Space Consultation Paper: NetWeaver Basis Architecture Space
Update 27th September 2013
. Tagging Architecture content with the tag architecture & <SAP_AREA>_architecture
One of the outcomes of this consultation process is that from today onwards, all new
and old content
which are related to architecture need to be tagged with the tags
(where <SAP-AREA> is the area of SAP this content is reflecting, eg, crm_architecture
bpm_architecture netweaver_architecture hana_architecture fico_architecture
pi_architecture etc, you get the picture)
This way, we are preparing all SCN architecture related content, old and new, we are preparing the
ground for the content to be searchable for architects and to be visible in a future Architecture
As part of this consultation process we need to define what is NetWeaver Architecture and what
would a NetWeaver Architecture (Sub) Space if it were to happen contain ?
To this end, there is a new document here, specifically for containing this subject, so please, if you
want to influence and give input to this subject come over there and join the discussion
We now have a Category NetWeaver_Architecture under the NetWeaver-Technology-Platform Space.
We need to use it or lose it.
If we use it, we have the chance to get a (Sub) Space.
From now on, all NetWeaver_Architecture related content, blogs, discussions, documents _must_
be tagged with NetWeaver_Architecture.
for discussions make sure to put NetWeaver_Architecture: as part of the subject and use the tagging
This is the link to the NetWeaver Architecture Discussions
SCN acts as a container for Topic Spaces across a wide range of SAP universe related
A Topic Space in essence is a home for everything to do with that topic within the community,
. Blog Posts
. Related Resources
There is one collective within the SCN Community, one group, who are not currently represented
by an SCN Topic Space, and that collective, that group is,
NetWeaver Basis Architects
This blog will lay out in the open the proposal and request for a new SCN Topic Space for
NetWeaver Basis Architects within the SCN Community
What Is NetWeaver Basis Architecture ?
NetWeaver Basis Architecture is a huge and complex subject spanning:
. vertically the depths from blue print to realisation and operational support of a SAP system
. horizontally across all SAP components
Basis Architecture is from the two sheets of A4 describing the initial requirements of a greenfield
implementation to operationally supporting existing installations and everything in between and
This means from planning SAP installations through to keeping SAP running, and across all
SAP components and their integrations and non-SAP components and their integrations down
to the database and the operating system, and upto disaster planning and recovery.
There is currently no home, no Topic Space, where like minded Basis Architects (and others) can
discuss and blog and document and share knowledge and collective experience on the NetWeaver
Basis Architecture subject
Today there is nowhere for like minded Basis Architects to call home, to chew the cud and share
experiences and challenges.
What Do We Need ?
Within the grounds of the SCN Community we need a new Topic Space to planned,prepared and delivered
for NetWeaver Basis Architects.
It won’t be an overnight exercise, as with any such task there needs to be proper planning and preparation
to prevent poor performance.
As part of the preparation, for example, Moderators will need to be selected for the Discussion Forums, tags
will need to be prepared for indexing and cataloguing NetWeaver Basis Architecture Content.
Ultimately the deliverable should be a Topic Space for NetWeaver Basis Architects following the same
template as other Topic Spaces in SCN including:
. Discussions in NetWeaver Basis Architecture
. Documents in NetWeaver Basis Architecture
. Blog Posts in NetWeaver Basis Architecture
Obviously as content in NetWeaver Basis Architecture grows so the Topic Space will have rippling
. Related Content
. Recent Activity
. Popular Content
. Key Topics
. Related Resources
and as already mentioned:
and naturally eventually:
. Top Contributors
NetWeaver Basis Architects:
. If you like this proposal, please give contructive feedback in the comments, this will be your
chance, to have a home, where everything NetWeaver Basis Architecture will be under one roof
Aspiring NetWeaver Basis Architects/ Basis Administrators and Everybody Interested In NetWeaver
Basis Architecture Subjects
. If you would benefit from having one Topic Space on the SCN related to Architecture feel
welcome to give your constructive feedback in the comments section below
SCN Community Leaders
. If you agree with this proposal, let’s all work together to deliver it to the benefit of all
Looking forward to feedback,