The SAP Activate methodology is SAP’s content rich, agile methodology for the implementation and/or upgrade of SAP solutions across industries and customer environments. SAP Activate Methodology provides pre-built implementation content, accelerators, tools, and best practices that help consultants to deliver consistent and successful results across industries and customer environments.
The phases of SAP Activate provide support throughout the project life cycle of SAP solutions. Underlying these phases is a series of value delivery and quality checks to make sure that the solution, as implemented, delivers the expected value. The diagram below illustrates the phases of SAP Activate Methodology.
SAP implementations and upgrades require a disciplined approach to project management. The SAP Activate methodology aligns with best practices recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI)*, making it possible to minimize risk, streamline and accelerate the implementation project, and reduce the total cost of implementation or upgrade.
SAP Activate methodology incorporates a standardized work breakdown structure that helps project managers to define and manage project work in a deliverable-oriented, outcome focused manner. It is structured around these key project work streams:
During each methodology phase, the project team produces prescribed set of deliverables that serve as inputs to subsequent phases. SAP Activate methodology provides example of key project deliverables, including procedure description explaining how to prepare and complete the deliverable.SAP Activate methodology also provides accelerators for each phase and work stream. These include templates, questionnaires, checklists, guidebooks, and other tools that facilitate the efficient, consistent, and repeatable delivery of SAP implementations and upgrades.