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.