Use Solution Manager Attributes to Help Manage Project Work

  • by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services
  • June 7, 2013
IBM's D. Russell Sloan walks you through how custom attributes can help you better organize, plan, manage, and monitor work activities during a project.
Key Concept

Document attributes (e.g., person responsible, document status) provide a way to describe not only the content and ownership of documents, but also help you manage the design, development, testing, and delivery of your SAP solution. 

Custom attributes allow you to work better in global environments by collaborating on and monitoring work throughout projects. Attributes such as team, release, and planned start and end dates are often used to manage work and are not delivered standard in Solution Manager. I’ll show you how to use custom attributes across a few different areas, including planning, monitoring, and organizing. I’ll also show you how to maintain and report on these attributes, as well as explain some rules of thumb for using custom attributes. First, let’s look at the concept of controlling documents.

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 over 30 years.

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