Access SAP Activate Methodology Roadmaps in SAP Roadmap Viewer
Note: This blog post has been updated on July 17th 2017 with new screen shots of the SAP Roadmap Viewer application and updated links to the references implementation roadmaps and materials.
Many SAP Activate users are familiar with the SAP Activate Jam space (request access here) where you can access summarized version of the SAP Activate methodology, key assets and collaborate with the team that designs the methodology content and with other SAP Activate users. While this space provides good information to get started with SAP Activate, it is not detailed enough for planning and executing your SAP project.
Project teams that are planning or implementing their SAP solutions should use the SAP Roadmap Viewer, that offers detailed methodology roadmaps and project accelerators (like templates, examples, white papers and how-to guides). The Roadmap Viewer is a cloud environment that gives you access to general and solution specific methodologies (for example roadmaps for Transition to SAP S/4HANA or implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud).
You can access SAP Activate implementation methodology roadmaps as a hierarchy either by lifecycle phases hierarchy or by the methodology workstreams. The Transition to SAP S/4HANA and Transition to BW/4HANA methodology roadmaps offer additional navigation option by Services. This view helps users understand which activities are covered within each of the SAP Value Assurance Services (to learn more about SAP Value Assurance.
Below the top navigation choice (Phase, Workstream or Service), users navigate the methodology roadmap levels of Deliverables (outcome of the work performed by the project team) and associated Tasks (description of the work that needs to be done by the project team). Methodology roadmap provides access to project accelerators like templates, guides, how-to documents, help files and SAP support notes. The accelerator links are available in the lower part of each page and in a dedicated view showing all accelerators assigned to the roadmap (even in this view you can decide if you want to see accelerators grouped by Phases or Workstreams).
If you need help understanding the navigation options and the structure of the methodology content in SAP Roadmap Viewer, use this guide. It will give you details about the methodology hierarchy, key terms and navigation options in the SAP Roadmap Viewer.