SAP: How to Write a Report Functional Specification

A Consultant's Guide to the secrets of effective functional spec writing including examples and a downloadable template

by Linda R. Timms



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/22/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781468577952
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781468577945
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781468577938

About the Book

Author Linda Timms goes beyond the standard consulting guide to bring you constructive reliable advice for delivering effective, complete, professional functional specs on time. Filled with plain English, real-world examples, hints and tips, SAP: How to Write a Report Functional Specification provides the secrets you need to make a daunting task achievable. Whether you are • a SAP project team member seconded from the business, unsure where to start with documenting business requirements • a support analyst dealing with change requests and new requirements • an offshore analyst/consultant wanting to up your game, get recognition for top quality work, and stand out from the crowd • anyone fresh out of a SAP academy or training course, wanting to transition smoothly into a valuable project team member • a graduate with one of the big management consulting firms wanting focussed reliable advice to help build your consulting career • a junior consultant wanting to make a name for yourself as a professional productive “good” SAP resource • an experienced consultant wanting to refresh your knowledge and maybe kick some bad habits • a business analyst looking to move into the SAP arena • a manager or team lead tasked with reviewing and signing off functional specs • a project manager wanting to bring in best practices • a technical analyst wanting to understand the functional side of SAP requirements SAP: How to Write a Report Functional Specification is a comprehensive guide, including a free downloadable functional specification template that will have you producing polished, high-caliber, valuable report specifications in no time!

About the Author

After university, Linda Timms began her career learning the importance of customer service and professionalism in the banking industry, before moving into the IT field as a business analyst for a large telecommunications company in New Zealand. Following many years of gathering user requirements and documenting the “inputs - processes - outputs” in various IT departments, she trained in SAP R/3 and became a functional consultant for Ernst and Young New Zealand. Over her successful sixteen-year SAP career, she has worked on implementations in Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand, before taking the plunge and contracting independently in Europe and Asia. She has had the great privilege of working on SAP with a number of the main consulting firms—Price Waterhouse Consulting, IBM, Cap Gemini, Anderson Consulting, Accenture, HCL Axon, and Deloitte Consulting. Linda Timms has become passionate about keeping up high standards in SAP implementations and encourages many junior consultants into striving to achieve them through her coaching services. Feeling it is now time to reach a wider audience, she has temporarily left the hustle and bustle of London life and moved to a sunny island in the North Atlantic Ocean to concentrate on her writing. This is the first in a series of four consultant’s guide books that she believes will help you produce effective functional specifications, test efficiently, make a name for yourself as a top SAP consultant, and be proud of what you are doing.