SAP Cloud ALM: process management
This blog post describes the way to work with processes in SAP Clod ALM. The blog post implies following pre-requisites:
- SAP Cloud ALM project is created
- Initial scope of the project as solution scenario “SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud” is defined:
Start of work
Once the initial set-up of Project in SAP Cloud ALM is done and solution scenario(s) is defined, we get possibility to work with processes. The processes in fact are Scope Items to be activated/customized in Central Business Configuration and S/4HANA Cloud.
We have to start working with processes from the project launchpad:
Alternatively we can jump to the processes from the left panel:
After clicking on the left panel icon or number of processes on the launchpad we go to the Processes app and see Solution Process Scope screen:
We need to click there Edit Scope and filter then Scope Items (Processes) by country of the project:
Then we can mark Scope Items (Processes), applicable for the project and End scoping. Alternatively we can add new solution scenario(s) via Manage Scopes button:
Once this activity is finished, we can move to work with each Process (Scope item) separately.
Working with Solution Process
Let´s check out, what is available for a separate Solution Process. We will take 53M as an example and click on it:
On the left hand side by default we see Solution Value Flow, and on the right various details of the process:
We can also jump from the right area to set-up instructions and test scripts, which are located at SAP Best Practices Explorer:
Solution process flow gives us detailed information on role of the Process (Scope item) in the overall near-located data flows:
And the detailed area on the right gives us possibility to assign:
- requirements – expectations from business that need to be fulfilled
- user stories – definitions of requirements from user perspective
- project tasks – entities for team collaborations and clarifications
- note – optional additional information
From the beginning, no items for assignment will be available. We can create them from the top right corner:
Setting-up the process
As far as we use for the example Solution Process 53M “ABAP Core Data Services Extraction for SAP Data Intelligence”, the overall Process set-up can look as following:
- Requirement to connect SAP Data Intelligence system via capabilities of Scope item 53M:
- User story, which describes applicability of this requirement:
- Task to implement the related to the scope item requirements:
The final result could look like this:
Such a detailed set-up of Solution Process will help the project team and responsible person in particular to implement the Scope item thoroughly and track all the related tasks/processes flows.
Thanks Alexander for the blog.
I have one question about processes. I do not understand why processes are only linked to projects.
Imagine I have implemented the same scope item in different proyects for differen countries or company codes. Where can I see all together? Do I have to go project by project?
Where I can see the whole list of processes implemented in my system (e.g. S/4HANA Cloud)?