SAP technical upgrade

Three weeks of fun working on a proposal for an assessment.

The work to be done was just to estimate how to assess a SAP instance for being upgraded from a very old version to ECC.6

There is people who do this job everyday but it is not my case.

So I’m happy to have learnt so many organizational aspects needed to have an upgrade done, how the functional test should be organized, how the test cases should be prioritized.

The way that these upgrades are done is so industrialized and the people who where defining all the activities were just identifying particular facts on the existing environment, that is where you can have the future bad news.

There is so much stuff around technology too, for sure, that taking into account that I don’t know nothing about that, it was good to have a picture in my mind.

Other interesting point has been to work with automation tools that provides a lot of information for these assessment exercises. We have studied 2 tools where 2 specialist from the company helped us to understand the real added value behind the white papers, and the cost, always the cost of using them.

The proposal is sent and now, for some hours I’m a happy, tired person.

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