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AIP and The SAP Business ONE Project Lifecycle

AIP and The SAP Business ONE Project Lifecycle
By Eduardo Levenfeld

If you’re already someone with some experience in project management, but you have just started your first experience in managing a SAP Business One Implementation project (like me), then I hope this post contribute with the success of your project.

A first and good step

First of all, a good first step is to get access permissions to browse the SAP’s PartnerEdge portal and the SAP Community Network (SCN) (usually the person the person in your company who has the admin/manager permissions will grant you those permissions). There’s a lot of awesome and useful content there. So, go ahead and make sure you have that access.

ASAP and AIP

  1. ASAP

    Ok. Now you have permissions to navigate in SCN and PartnerEdge, let’s start talking about the ASAP, AIP and other acronyms from the SAP ecosystem.

    When you read about ASAP in the SAP universe, it usually stands for the Accelerated SAP Methodology that is a well defined and documented methodology and set of templates and processes focused on the project management activity in an SAP implementation.

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Understanding The Efficient Frontier in Project Portfolio Investment Decision Making

Understanding The Efficient Frontier in Project Portfolio Investment Decision Making
By Eduardo Levenfeld

It’s common when companies are approving project proposals, ordering by priority and then selecting one by one till reach the budget limit, the results they achieve be good but not efficient, or, in other words, the portfolio will not deliver the maximum value with the present cost limit (budget limit).

You are probably wondering to know if there is a well defined way to figure out the most efficient projects combinations according to budget limits and other constraints and, yes, there is a method called Efficient Frontier that’s the scope of this introductory post.

The Efficient Frontier

In 1952, the Nobel Prize winner Harry Markowitz published an article named “Portfolio Selection” in which he defined the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), and, according to MPT, he concluded that an optimal portfolio is the one that delivers the maximum return for a given risk level. Read the Complete Article

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