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by D. Russell Sloan, Director of SAP Solutions, Cognizant Technology Solutions February 17, 2017
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan shows how Solution Documentation has changed in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 to an enhanced single source of truth for all aspects of a delivered solution.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Director of SAP Solutions, Cognizant Technology Solutions October 12, 2016
SAP Professional Journal – 

System connections, authorizations, and a detailed description of the Solution Landscape are key to taking advantage of the Solution Documentation Assistant (SDA). D. Russell Sloan explains how to confirm that the solution landscape is properly described in the Landscape Management Database (LMDB), that communications between Solution Manager and managed systems are properly set up, and that the key authorizations are in place for both the Solution Manager and the managed systems.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Director of SAP Solutions, Cognizant Technology Solutions October 5, 2016
SAP Professional Journal – 

D. Russell Sloan shows how to use a Solution Manager implementation project to create transaction analysis rules for your analysis projects. This process saves time compared with creating individual rules in the rules database.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Director of SAP Solutions, Cognizant Technology Solutions September 15, 2016
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan describes how Solution Manager's Solution Documentation Assistant (SDA) helps create and maintain solution documentation containing both technical and process information. Discover some of its more advanced capabilities.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services August 24, 2015
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan explains how to create a sample status schema for your Solution Manager documents.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services July 27, 2015
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D. Russell Sloan explores different techniques for managing requirements and creating traceability of requirements to test cases. Learn how to create a traceability matrix using document links as well as a technique using customer attributes.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services June 8, 2015
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SAP projects have a tendency to be quite large, covering a vast array of business processes in a delivered solution. While building a project solution, project teams must navigate a Business Process Hierarchy (BPH) that could contain thousands of hierarchy nodes. D. Russell Sloan shows how to use customer attributes and filters so that teams can work with only the nodes they are charged with building.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services May 4, 2015
SAP Professional Journal – 

A lot of time and effort go into creating solution documentation. D. Russell Sloan explains how Solution Manager stores this information so that you can be better prepared to take advantage of other capabilities of information management to provide end users and support teams with better control, visibility, and access to your solution documentation.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services September 15, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan shows you how to link your Solution Manager project to IMG projects and project views during the configuration phase of a project.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services July 28, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan shows how to use transaction variants to capture variations in business processes during the business blueprint phase. This gives you a jump start on end-to-end integration test design.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services July 22, 2014
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D. Russell Sloan shows new features in Solution Manager 7.1 that help you perform end-to-end testing with or without advanced test automation and management tools.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services June 2, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 
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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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services May 12, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan shows how to use customer attributes to add metadata to key project objects. This enables tracking and management of project work such as identifying teams that are responsible for or use transaction, configuration, and development objects.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services April 1, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan explains the value of establishing and adhering to standards when you are delivering a solution.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services January 31, 2014
SAP Professional Journal – 
Russell Sloan shows you how to take advantage of many of the features available in the Business Blueprint (transaction code SOLAR01) to improve efficiency during solution design, provide transparency of change impacts, organize processes into value chains, and deliver solution documentation that is easy to navigate to the business and to operational support teams.

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by Theo van Kaathoven, Senior SAP Solution Manager Consultant, Certifica Automatisering BV November 1, 2013
SAP Professional Journal – 
Read Theo van Kaathoven's ChaRM "light" implementation to-do list before implementing ChaRM.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services August 22, 2013
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– D. Russell Sloan shows how to create and load empty shell documents from a standard project template. This is helpful if you have a large scope of documentation to prepare. You can also replicate a document template as many times as you want with an easy Windows command.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services August 16, 2013
SAP Professional Journal – 
D. Russell Sloan shows to migrate existing documentation into Solution Manager without having to upload documents one at a time. Solution Manager offers a utility that can help by loading business process hierarchy structures, transaction codes, and even documents from Excel spreadsheets directly into Solution Manager.

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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services June 7, 2013
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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.


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by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services April 26, 2013
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- Learn about some of the caveats when using shortcuts in Solution Manager, including what exactly the shortcuts point to in different situations.


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