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Solution Manager chatter - SolBros Episode 3

Posted by Jim Spath in jim.spath on Aug 24, 2010 6:35:03 PM

In this episode of The SolBrothers,  we faced down the challenges of intercontinental podcast recording, after weeks of calendar juggling.  Tony de Thomasis dialed in from 14 time zones away, and though he projects well, the late hour in my office triggered an interesting audio conflict. We followed Phil's agenda except for minor tangents.  Near the end, Phil let the gate open for wild card feedback.

A few details are listed below; highlights include Tony's new career move, conversations around change control, functional aspects of Solution Manager, and upcoming events.

 

The "Sol Bros" are:

Phil Avelar

Jim Spath

Jon Reed

Tony de Thomasis

 

Link to Episode 1 -  http://www.jonerp.com/content/view/336/33/

Link to Episode 2 - /people/jim.spath/blog/2010/06/17/the-second-episode-podcast-of-some-solution-manager-chatter

 

Podcast notes

 

 TimeComments / Content 
 00:00

Intros: Phil, Jim, Jon, Tony

Tony's move / new role
Solution Manager and ALM "your way"
Wiley Introscope installs

Jon - case studies / upgrades
future guests - Z_BASIS_ADM

Jim
On hold
Java stack broken 6 weeks
Third attempt to E2E100 training class
TechEd, Mastering SAP 2010, ASUG conference 2011


Phil
Annual seminar for this year canceled.
Monitoring, access keys, support, that's it.

 11:00Questions
 12:00Tony
Life cycle state, 640, Business Function Solution, Project Management functionality
 15:40Jim (vacuum cleaner)
Technical audience / sessions at TechEd
Content at BOUG and Fall Focus ROI
 21:15

Phil

Customer sessions - functional side neglected due to ROI doc faults
SAP Solution Manager components not

vacuum gets closer, Tony starts to fade

 24:10 Phil talks about operational improvement
Business Objects connection?
 25:00 Jim
Michael Doane's SAP Green Book
SAP Center of Excellence
Solution Manager not a fit with PMO.

Phil talking about business process requirements.
Need to use another tool besides Solution Manager.
 28:45

Jon

Charm / Change Management

Tony
Landscape, Java transport management
Quality gate management
Third party tools

 33:20

 Jim
Legacy (mainframe era) change control
Enterprise - desktop, anti-virus, downtime management

 Phil
Complex to set up Charm.
Some customer looked at Charm, skipped it.
Wrap up (attempt)

 
Jon
SAP Upgrade roadmap includes Solution Manager (integrated)

Tony
SAUG - SAP Australia User Group
Cloud, on-demand, mobility
Demo Jam

Jim
"write about anything"

Phil
Mobility - Apple Newton

 42:20

Jim
Jeff Duly's RoamBI webcast (ASUG members)
TechEd ASUG content
SAP Netweaver Admin - David Hull / ALM124

Sustainability session at TechEd - Berlin

Jon
Certification efforts
(SAP Certification Survey)

Bangalore
TechEd Las Vegas

 46:28Phil
Questions on blog
 47:14

Jim - Scnotties

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Jon - YouTube videos
Jim

SAP Video Choice
SCNotties

Thanks and good day.

 

THE PODCAST:

SolBros Episode 3 - Solution Manager Round Table

 

 

Addendum:

Jon Reed's SCNotties winning entry with scary bad hair in 2009:

 

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