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The Trouble with Transports – part 1 of 2

1 Jul 17
Posted by curtis

There is an epic Star Trek episode called “The Trouble with Tribbles” (Season2, Episode15) – it came to my mind today when I was explaining why the SAP Transport construct conflicts with the need to be Agile. As the story goes… “The trouble arises with tribbles – small furry creatures that seem to multiply without […]

Coding in Concrete

22 May 17
Posted by curtis

When agilists who guide transformations get pulled into a SAP effort, they that everything they know of will apply. The first problem is that SAP isn’t a normal programming language… it’s a combination of configuration and small bits of code.  The toolset has no natural “undo” and the complexity of business requirements demands multiple specialists. […]

Demonstrate Progress rather than Report

18 Dec 16
Posted by curtis

One of the important ‘features’ of agility is the demonstration of working code on a cadence.  In SAFe we demonstrate working software at regular intervals.  For one of my projects, we had the Product Owner personally demonstrate working code (in the FUT environment) to her peers every Day 10 afternoon at 2pm.  It was like […]

SAP’s own Agile Journey

29 Nov 16
Posted by curtis

Agile @ SAP?  There have been whispers of SAP actually using agile concepts to *build* future enhancements of SAP.  Now we get to hear about it from an insider; Albrecht Schuppert, SAP’s enterprise architect and agile transformation lead.

Structured Agile

2 Aug 16
Posted by curtis

No matter the size of your implementation, we believe that the Scaled Agile Framework® serves as a good starting point for a structured approach to integrating Agile processes into your SAP development work. The stratification of team to program to portfolio and the introduction of a focus on the Value Stream brings value to any […]

Agile User eXperience for SAP

12 Jun 16
Posted by curtis

I found this article interesting, especially considering that SAP’s user interface isn’t the freshest in the market: Agile UX: Designing the User Experience in an Agile World by Lydia Waldmann.   Lydia lays out a reasonable approach to apply the creative process of UI/UX to a cadence-based planning structure of Agile. Be sure to read […]

Our new year’s resolution…

1 Jan 16
Posted by curtis

No more waiting, no more delays… stop contemplating… instead, learn by doing. These are the principles we espouse and it’s time we take action and launch.   This “Agile for SAP” site is intended to take the learning I’ve gained since January 2014 applying true agile and scrum in one of the world’s largest SAP […]

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