SAP Solution Manager can now benefit from a fully integrated project management tool. Especially in the area of product development, project managers expect a comprehensive project management tool to manage the project and project scope. Project managers and project team members can now benefit from this integration in several ways.
Using project management roadmaps in SAP Solution Manager 7.1, you can now transform the roadmap structure and assigned resources into a project template, or project in project management SAP Solution Manager 7.2. The content activation process supports this transformation with a guided procedure, and ensures the link between the execution and management of projects.
SAP Solution Manager 7.2 introduces the new functionality Requirements Management.
Customers can now easily create and approve business requirements in an SAP Fiori app, and exchange data across different organizations, to define and confirm project scope and scope changes easily. To do so SAP Solution Manager is positioning the IT Requirement as project scope and Request for Changes as scope changes. To manage project scope and scope changes easily, project managers can assign the transactions on each structure element of the project. The resource assigned will be transferred to the IT Requirement or Request for Change. The time the architect or developer spends on the IT Requirement, Request for Change, and/or on a Change Document, is recorded and sent to the PPM task by a background job. The Business Context viewer contains ad-hoc reporting in one click, which provides the status, and planned and confirmed time of the assigned elements.
Project Management in SAP Solution Manager is also fully integrated in the implementation process of SAP Best Practice packages which provides two types of content: Implementation content, which will be uploaded into the new process management functionality, and project management content, which will be uploaded into project management. During the SAP Best Practice Package import, a project is created automatically, and linked to Solution Documentation, so the project manager can benefit directly from a predefined work breakdown structure, task duration and assigned roles, to plan and align his project with the customer.
Finally, SAP Solution Manager 7.2 provides a Project Analysis dashboard. All project-related data is displayed in one view. The project analysis dashboard in SAP Solution Manager gives the customer a common view of the integrated information.
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