Using Standards for a More Maintainable Solution
- by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services
- April 1, 2014
D. Russell Sloan explains the value of establishing and adhering to standards when you are delivering a solution.
Reading this article, you will learn:
- The value and importance of establishing good project standards
- How to guide the standards setting sessions for your project
Solution Documentation is much more than a collection of Microsoft Word documents and some flow charts. It is a representation of everything that goes into designing, building, testing, delivering, and supporting a solution.
Implementations generate a lot of information about the final solution to be delivered. This information includes solution design, mapping of transactions and configuration, and documentation on functional and technical development, testing, job roles, and even training materials. Keeping all this organized and usable for your support organization requires the use of naming and procedural standards during the project.
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