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Solution Readiness Dashboard in Focused Build in Detail

Introduction:

Solution Readiness Dashboard can be used to monitor the progress, issues, and milestones of
projects. It refers to the structure and scheduling of a project. Across all phases, status
reporting is available based on extracted data from the Focused Build applications to give you
an overview of the current status of the project. To use Solution Readiness Dashboard, you
need to have defined KPIs in the Customizing.

Note: To monitor a project in solution readiness dashboard, you should have at least one master project as only master project will appear in the dropdown of the solution readiness dashboard. So to check the status of your build projects, you need to assign it under a master project.

 

 

You use the Solution Readiness Dashboard to monitor the progress, issues, and milestones of
projects. It refers to the structure and scheduling of a project. Across all phases, status
reporting is available based on extracted data from the Focused Build applications to give you
an overview of the current status of the project. To use Solution Readiness Dashboard, you
need to have defined KPIs in the Customizing. KPIs and metrics on the Solution Readiness Dashboard in detail

The following overview gives you detailed information on what the KPIs on the Solution
Readiness Dashboard mean and how they are calculated.

Overall Status
The Overall Status is read from the project in SAP Solution Manager Project Management
that you selected in the dashboard. The tile shows the name of the responsible project
manager as well as the current phase of the project. The project manager sets the status
manually in the project in SAP Solution Manager Project Management.

Next Q-Gate Due In
This refers to the number of days available until the next Q-Gate is due. The information
is derived from the project plan in SAP Solution Manager Project Management. The KPI is
not rated and therefore is displayed in neutral blue.

Work Packages
This refers to the number of work packages assigned to the project displayed in the
solution readiness dashboard. The KPI is not rated and therefore is displayed in neutral
blue.

Work Items

This refers to the number of work items assigned to the project displayed in the solution
readiness dashboard. The KPI is not rated and therefore is displayed in neutral blue.

Functional Gaps
This refers to the number of functional gaps assigned to the project displayed in the
solution readiness dashboard. The KPI is not rated and therefore is displayed in neutral
blue.

Requirement Backlog
This refers to the number of requirements assigned to the selected project.

Schedule
This refers to the ratio of completed Project Management tasks in the project plan versus
the planned ones.

Risks
This refers to the number of risks assigned to the selected project. The rating is done
according to status, impact, and probability. The KPI turns red if one or more of the risks
assigned to the project have been triggered. It also turns red when there are risks with
high impact and high probability that do not contain a mitigation plan.

Issues
This refers to the number of issues assigned to the selected SAP Solution Manager
Project Management project. The rating is done according to priority level accorded to
the respective issues. The KPI will show a red rating when there are one or more issues
with a priority rating of “very high” that are not in status “Confirmed”.

Scope Change
This calculates the percentage of changed work packages versus all work packages in the
selected project. The KPI takes into account all work packages in status “Handed-over to
development” that have scope changes assigned to them.

Functional Specification
This refers to the percentage of functional specifications according to status and due
date. The KPI takes into account whether a functional specification with the correct
document type and expected status has actually been assigned to a work package.

Technical Design
This refers to the percentage of technical designs according to status and due date. The
KPI checks whether a technical design with the correct document type and expected
status has been assigned to a work item.

Development
This refers to the percentage of work items according to status and due date.

  • Completed means: Work items are in status “Hand-over to test” and the milestone
    “Build finished” is not yet reached.
  • To be done means: Work items are not in status “Hand-over to test” but the milestone
    “Build finished” is not yet reached.
  • Overdue means: Work items are not in status “Hand-over to test” and the milestone
    “Build finished” has already passed.

 

Unit Test
This refers to the percentage of work items according to status and due date.

  • Completed means: Work items are in status “Unit test successful” and the milestone “Unit test finished” is not yet reached.
  • To be done means: Work items are not in status “Unit test successful”, but the
    milestone “Unit test finished” is not yet reached.
  • Overdue means: Work items are not in status “Unit test successful” and the milestone
    “Unit test finished” has already passed.

Test Status
The Test Status is extracted from the test management dashboard. It takes into account
all test types for the selected project for the current wave. The tile shows the percentage
of successful tests for:

  • Single functional test
  • Functional integration test
  • User acceptance test
  • Regression test

Defect Details
Data for this tile is extracted from the test management dashboard. It takes into account
all test types for the selected project for the current wave. The tile shows how many
priority 1 or 2 defects are open for the current wave for:

  • Single functional test
  • Functional integration test
  • User acceptance test
  • Regression test

The Sub-Project Status at the bottom of the dashboard shows on master project (or program)
level the status of the sub-projects and whether key deliverables are overdue.

 

Conclusion:

Solution Readiness Dashboard can act as single source of truth for tracking anything in project. It gives all the insights at single screen and is easily accessible and quite explanatory. This dashboard brings more transparency and accountability.

So please go and explore this and let me know your experience.

For getting more insights about Focused Build, please go through my previous blog about Focused Build.

https://blogs.sap.com/2022/04/26/all-about-focused-build-in-sap-solution-manager-7.2/

 

All the best and cheers !

 

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