The selected article of this month describes the similarities and differences between the BTM² and the ASAP method – two prominent methodologies introduced by SAP. The article was composed in the style of a previous 360° method comparison article in order to illustrate the synergy potential of these methodologies.
Transformation is a common challenge and procedure for most, if not all, organizations. On the one hand, external changes such as sustainability, technological innovations, globalization, economic conditions, and the changing nature of the workforce have a profound impact on the way organizations execute business. On the other hand, internal changes such as product innovation, restructuring, and new business model adoption, also potentially result in large-scale transformation and consequently in a disruption in the workplace. Organizations require an excellent transformation process in order to sustain competitive advantages (Uhl 2012). In business transformation, both Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM2) as well as ASAP Methodology for Implementation (referred to as “ASAP”) describe methodologies to realize and implement changes in the business environment.
Some may wonder: “Are both methodologies interchangeable?If not, what are the key differences and synergies between them?” This article answers this question and provides insights into the relationship of BTM2 and ASAP by analyzing them from different perspectives and finally illustrating recommendations in four use cases.
Read the full article here: www.360-bt.com/issue6/flipviewerxpress.html?pn=28.
About Axel Uhl
Professor Dr. Axel Uhl is head of the Business Transformation Academy at SAP. He is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) since 2009. Axel Uhl received his doctorate in economics and completed his master
in business information systems. He started his career at Allianz and has worked for
DaimlerChrysler IT Services, KPMG, and Novartis. His main areas of research and interest are sustainability and IT, leadership, and business transformation management.
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About Jan Musil
Jan Musil has over 20 years of consulting, general management and operations experience in the IT industry. He is currently leading the Global Project Management Practice in the SAP Services organization. Jan is passionate about project management excellence; he works closely with SAP customers advising how to improve time to value through efficient use of acceleration techniques proven in SAP implementations. Since starting in SAP in 1996, Jan has held various roles in product development, quality management, customer support, consulting organization and operations in the United States, Germany and Czech Republic.
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About Tammy Johnson
Tammy Johnson is the North Central Practice Head within Business Transformation Services in North America, leading a team of Business Transformation Principals focusing on transformation roadmaps, innovation, business architecture, and value management. She has over twenty years of consulting experience developing enterprise application strategies for global organizations requiring significant value adoption, organizational redesign and process improvement. tammy.johnson[at]sap.com
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About Lisa Kouch
Lisa Kouch is a Senior Project Manager at SAP. She is a graduate of Villanova University and is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP) with PMI. Previous to joining SAP, Lisa worked for The Amber Group and Accenture specializing in the Financials, Controlling, and Project Management areas.
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