Testing SAP R/3: A Manager′s Step–by–Step Guide demystifies this powerful software to enable professionals to implement a disciplined, efficient, and proven approach for testing SAP R/3. Providing much needed industry guidance for companies that want to establish an automated testing framework, construct an RTM, and adhere to industry regulations such as the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, Testing SAP R/3 is a primer for testing SAP from unit testing through regression testing for production support.
Filled with templates, case studies, and criteria to establish a framework for SAP testing, this essential guide addresses activities that are prevalent yet poorly conducted at most SAP projects, including how to:
Identify the testable requirements
Ensure that requirements are testable, unambiguous, clearly defined, necessary, prioritized, and consistent with corporate policies or industry standards
Retain testing documentation to support audits
Define the scope of testing
Create a test plan and test strategy
Develop a strategy for acquiring automated test tools and for automating processes that includes verification at the GUI and back end layers
Create a library of automated test cases for production regression testing that can be executed unattended
Verify service level agreements (SLAs)
And much, much more
If you are an SAP consultant or administrator, this useful reference will become your all–in–one guide to successfully implementing an enterprise–wide SAP system throughout your company.
CHAPTER 2: Status Quo Review of Existing Testing Practices.
CHAPTER 3: Requirements.
CHAPTER 4: Estimating Testing Costs.
CHAPTER 5: Functional Test Automation.
CHAPTER 6: Test Tool Review and Usage.
CHAPTER 7: Quality Assurance Standards.
CHAPTER 8: Assembling the QA/Test Team.
CHAPTER 9: Establishing and Maintaining Testing Resources.
CHAPTER 10: Planning and Construction of Test Cases.
CHAPTER 11: Capacity Testing.
CHAPTER 12: Test Execution.
CHAPTER 13: Management of Test Results and Defects.
CHAPTER 14: Testing in an SAP Production Environment.
CHAPTER 15: Outsourcing the SAP Testing Effort.
APPENDIX A: Advanced Testing Concepts.
APPENDIX B: Case Study: Accelerating SAP Testing.
Jose Fajardo has worked as an independent SAP consultant for Fortune 100 companies utilizing automated testing strategies and in particular implementing SAP R/3. His competency in automated test tools includes products from Mercury Interactive as well as Rational Corporation.
With subject matter expertise validating and managing testing of ERP systems, Jose has participated in verification of customized implementations of SAP R/3, SAP R/3 Bolt–ons, custom applications and non–SAP applications interfacing with SAP R/3. He has been instrumental in guiding and mentoring Fortune 100 companies in the development of testing strategies and methodologies, creating testing standards, documenting Test Readiness Review checklists, documenting entrance/exit/release criteria, implementing testing best practices, creating Quality Assurance (QA) teams and QA processes, mentoring junior programmers, staffing testing efforts with resources, performing V&V activities, managing outsourcing agreements, preparing for audits of testing results, managing the execution of test scripts, and implementing automated testing strategies.
Elfriede Dustin is a Senior Consultant with Innovative Defense Technologies, and coauthor of The Art of Software Security Testing, author of Effective Software Testing, lead author of Automated Software Testing and Quality Web Systems, books which have been translated into various languages and are available worldwide. She has been responsible for implementing automated tests, or has performed as the lead consultant/manager/director guiding implementation of automated and manual software testing efforts. She resides in the Washington, D.C. area and has consulted for various government agencies.