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Everybody knows the western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in my opinion. And its soundtrack off course.

When I was thinking of writing a blog about how to be a good BASIS guy, I saw the blog “Are You a Rock Star Blogger?” (I liked the blog and played tthe game. I advice you, too.) After that I changed the header of this blog. I like the soundrack by the way.

I also think that many people will have something to say about BASIS guys. when I commented on one of the blog, a colleague wrote about BASIS crimes as “Insufficient supplies of coffee…”” 🙁

Lets come to the topic. What is good, bad and ugly for a BASIS consultant?

The good BASIS consultant;


  • Shows emphaty and put him/herself  in place of the customer (not only customer also other consultants)
  • Is helpfull to colleagues
  • Is tidy: Does not leave many old documents on the desktop or filesystems of the SAP server
  • Takes notes, documents what is done
  • Learns from mistakes
  • Makes plan or runbook even for small work
  • Is secure
  • Is hard working
  • Is honest
  • Is a team member
  • Knows about OS, DB, Network, Storage
  • Follows the technology and new features
  • Uses additional languages
  • Reads guides and follows guides
  • Troubleshoots well
  • Has good communication skills
  • Has a certification
  • Keeps eye on systems always
  • Has sixth sense to use sometimes
  • Has some IT Backgroud or some development background
  • Has good understanding on functional topics or client business process
  • Is experienced being involved in many projects
  • Involved in big projects
  • Asks people before stoppping the system
  • Is user friendly
  • Does not say bad words to colleagues and shouts at people
  • Strong hearted
  • Has Patience
  • Has determination and vigorous nerves
  • Gets official trainings
  • Dooes not afraid of making hands dirty
  • Challanges
  • Ask seniors in doubt
  • Never gives up
  • Knows the power of knowledge
  • Knows how and where to find the information
  • Takes responsibality
  • Knows how to manage resources
  • Loves his job
  • Does not forget duties
  • Is on time for meetings

The bad BASIS consultant;


  • Does not follow the guides
  • Does not complete the work
  • Does not take notes
  • Does not help people
  • Does not inform others
  • Does not clean upp after installations
  • Does not respect others
  • Is selfish
  • Does not want to be a team member
  • Does not have lesson from mistakes
  • Starts work without checking backup
  • Betrays the ream
  • Is not on time


And the ugly one;


  • Stops system without informing users
  • Says bad words to other people
  • Gossips about people
  • Hides what he learns
  • Makes the same mistake again and again
  • Ruins the team
  • Always late

These are the things fallen from my keybboard to the blog in short time.

As I said, most of you have many things to say I bleieve.

Why don’t you comment on this?

Thank you for reading and sharing.



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  1. Matt Fraser

    I’m going to guess that most of us don’t fall entirely into one camp or another. We all strive to be “good,” but may not always meet all of the criteria. I’m not very tidy, for instance, in the case of my desk. I admit that I tend to have a couple piles of notes and papers stacked on it. And additional languages? Hmm, I’m pretty much stuck to English, maybe a bit of French… oh wait, you mean programming languages… 😉

    1. Yuksel AKCINAR Post author

      Hello Matt,

      You are right we’re not all good or bad.

      Being mostly in good side is wanted in my opinion.

      In order to have those characteristics we need to struggle.

      I mean English of course.

      Thanks and regards,

      Yuksel AKCINAR

  2. Former Member

    Hi Yuksel,

    Nicely categorized !!

    As Matt said, Most of the BASIS guys don’t fall in one camp. Even i am trying to be Bad,Ugly&Good—–>Complete Good.




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