D. Russell Sloan

D. Russell Sloan is a specialist in project and program governance for IBM. He focuses on the use of SAP Solution Manager for global rollout projects for IBM’s largest customers, having worked with SAP software since 1996. Russell has degrees in accounting and information systems and has been a team and project leader for SAP projects for more than 14 years. He has been developing and deploying software systems for more than 30 years.

ARTICLES

Cutover to Production - From Project to Solution

When it’s time to go live with your SAP implementation, it is important that you have a clean handover of your project content to your operational solution. D. Russell Sloan shows how to minimize disruption to operational support and coordinate the release of the new functionality with things that may already be happening in production support, such as break fix or minor enhancements.
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BOOKS

Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow

Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow (Print)

$89.95

Implementing functionality in an SAP system always involves more than just the technology. As the 12 authors in this anthology show, the accompanying changes in business processes need just as much attention.

This collection of SAP Professional Journal articles shares their advice based on their many years of experience.

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Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow

Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow (Electronic + Print Bundle)

$99.95

Implementing functionality in an SAP system always involves more than just the technology. As the 12 authors in this anthology show, the accompanying changes in business processes need just as much attention.

This collection of SAP Professional Journal articles shares their advice based on their many years of experience.

View
Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow

Project Management: Pitfalls to Avoid, Best Practices to Follow (Electronic Editions)

$79.95

Implementing functionality in an SAP system always involves more than just the technology. As the 12 authors in this anthology show, the accompanying changes in business processes need just as much attention.

This collection of SAP Professional Journal articles shares their advice based on their many years of experience.

View

Popular Chapters

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  • Chapter 7: Phase Four: Transition

    In the final phase, transition, we go through what you can expect at go-live, followed by lengthy discussions regarding service level agreements, operations process training, and transition to cloud operations. We talk about intricacies of system stabilization and monitoring. Finally, we explore the options for business continuity and security

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  • Chapter 6: Phase Three: Build

    In the third phase, build, we walk through developing proofs of concept for your project. The chapter discusses how to take advantage of a provision-shared infrastructure, as well as strategies for building and testing that infrastructure. There is an examination on how to build and mitigate databases and applications, as well as planning the phase cutover. It also looks at automated provisioning and automated services.

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  • Chapter 5: Phase Two: Model

    The second phase of moving SAP to the cloud, model, contains an overview of the second half of onboarding to the cloud. It examples infrastructure requirements and design and walks the reader through the process of developing a workload analysis. The chapter discusses application and business process discovery as well as operational run books and migration strategy.

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    The previous chapters [of SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials] discussed how cloud providers can prevent an attacker from accessing your data. But what happens if an attacker does gain access? Does this mean it’s game over, data’s stolen, start running damage control? Not necessarily. This is where encryption can help you. In this chapter excerpt, we’ll cover what encryption is and how you can use it to protect your cloud-based SAP system.

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