Identifying the Steps of the Implementation Methodology

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the motivation for the use of proper implementation methodology in SAP Build Work Zone and SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone projects

Transition Paths: Overview

Disclaimer

Note
This course focuses on SAP Build Work Zone, advanced edition.

Transition Paths: Overview

The previous units and lessons focused on various functional and technical angles of SAP Build Work Zone and SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone, which are relevant in one way or another to all project members, from Project Managers to Architects, Consultants, and Developers. However, while getting started with SAP Build Work Zone is relatively easy, it still requires discipline to successfully implement it across the different scenarios. Ultimately, the goal should be to create the best digital experience, positively impacting employees' productivity and happiness.

There are common triggers to start an implementation of SAP Build Work Zone and introduce digital experience:

The way, why, and how the project is started, correlates with the future success rates. While global initiative or modernization programs or projects get full attention, dedicated budget, and best-in-class experts, side-projects may get limited focus.

When the green light for implementing SAP Build Work Zone is obtained, it's time to plan the work, and the SAP Activate methodology is the recommended way to do so. SAP Activate combines best practices, proven implementation methodology, and guided configuration tools to fast-track the deployment of SAP solutions.

The SAP Activate methodology is one of the key three elements of the SAP Activate consumption experience. The SAP Activate methodology is the SAP guidance for implementation, enhancements, upgrades, or co-innovation of SAP solutions. It enables a cost-effective, agile, and fast delivery of the SAP solution to the customer. It supports deployments in the cloud, on premise, or in hybrid deployment.

Since there is no dedicated variant of SAP Activate methodology for SAP Build Work Zone or SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone, it's recommended to rely on New Cloud Implementations (Public Cloud-General).

Generally, there are two implementation variants for SAP Build Work Zone:

  • Greenfield Implementation meaning to start everything from scratch.
  • Brownfield Implementation meaning that content and functionality of currently used solutions will be migrated to SAP Build Work Zone or SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone.

While the idea of Greenfield Implementation is crystal clear, let's stop on Brownfield Implementation. SAP Build Work Zone and SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone offer a streamlined and straightforward transition procedure from SAP Jam Collaboration.

Note
While SAP Jam Collaboration is planned to be fully sunset in January 2027, there will be no legal successor product for it. SAP Build Work Zone and SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone are considered as alternative (and closest) products from SAP portfolio.

During the transition from SAP Jam Collaboration to SAP Build Work Zone or SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone, it's important to know the functional differences between products.

Let us go through a small exercise to learn about key product capabilities of SAP Jam and SAP Build Work Zone.

Besides that, some smaller features and functions of SAP Jam Collaboration are unavailable in SAP Build Work Zone or SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone. At the same time, SAP Build Work Zone provides a significantly expanded set of capabilities.

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