For those of you heading down to Orlando for the Managing Your SAP Projects conference next week, we here at SAPinsider Online wanted to give you some “homework” to do on your trip. I’ve compiled all of the project management content we’ve posted leading up to the conference in one spot, so you can get a crash course.
First and foremost, our senior writer Ken Murphy (@SAPinsiderKen) has completed his “Walking the Tightrope” podcast series interviewing presenters from the conference on various topics of SAP project management. Here’s a rundown of the interviews and topics covered:
Episode 1: Kevin Moore Provides Lessons Learned From a Global SAP Consolidation
Episode 2: Shoeb Javed Discusses Mobile App Testing Projects
Episode 3: Jeff Nash on Successful Project Teams
Episode 4: Doug Whittle on Communication Strategy
Episode 5: Adam Tkacz on Mergers & Acquisitions
All of these folks will be in Orlando at Managing Your SAP Projects, including Ken, who will be tweeting, blogging, doing interviews in the SAPinsider booth, and doing a variety of other things.
Another busy guy is Shoeb Javed, CTO at Worksoft. In addition to the podcast with Ken, he was also kind enough to field questions on mobility testing in a live Q&A last month. If you missed it, check out the replay here. And of course, he’ll be presenting at the conference as well.
We did some interviews at the 2012 conference that you can take a look at as part of your homework assignment. Here’s a couple examples:
Q&A with PwC’s Gerald Metzger on Post-Acquisition Integration
Priya Sethuraman on the benefits of certification
SAP's Kerry Brown on SAP training best practices
Kerry will be at this year’s conference again, presenting Making change stick: Leveraging training and technology trends to improve user adoption. She was also nice enough to answer a bunch of personal questions in our recent Path series interview, which you can find here. (The photo was actually taken at the Projects conference last year, in fact).
So do your homework but of course, enjoy the conference. There’s a top-notch lineup there and there’s just not a lot of other sources to get SAP-specific project management best practices.