Figure 1: Source: SAP
John said you can manage releases with the new IT Portfolio and Project Management Integration with SAP Solution Manager.
In the past, this was not integrated with other life cycle processes and tools.
To support this strategy to execute major/minor releases, SAP has direct integration with cProjects in SolMan
From cProjects in SolMan project you have direct access to SOLAR* transactions
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Your PMO organizations can manage 1 to many projects using cProjects. You can manage staffing, tasks, and assignments
SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10: Only Test What Matters with Test Management
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Testing is important, universally recognized as a high effort, expenses but necessary test cycles that we all manage.
With 7.1, SAP introduced CBTA – component based testing automation tool.
Figure 4: Source: SAP
With SP10, CBTA has been enhanced per Figure 4.
The user interfaces are listed on Figure 4. SAP has enabled custom function creation to create automated test scripts, an improved wizards to step through set up, and an improved process flow analyzer to validate steps as you create test automation scripts.
John said this is a tool to investigate.
Figure 5: Source: SAP
BPCA is the change impact tool. It can reduce testing cycles, said John.
Figure 6: Source: SAP
The initial creation and maintenance of TBOMS; with SP10 you can create TBOMs with background jobs, with no manual effort
He said you can regenerate at any time with any frequency.
Figure 7: Source: SAP
SAP has improved test scope optimization, allowing you to check the test effort for changed objects.
This is a follow on capability to BPCA allowing you to adjust test windows
To be continued…
Meet John this month in person at SAP Admin 2014 in Orlando and ASUG Annual Conference in June