Archive | March 2010

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Agile Development

Can Agile Development bring fun to the Enterprise?

Season 2 Episode 7
Join the guys in this monster of an episode on the great topic of Agile Development in the Enterprise. Thomas and Ed are joined by fellow SAP Mentor, Dagfinn Parnas to discuss their experiences on real world agile projects within the SAP world. Agile is a mindset and requires a cultural shift, so listen in as the gang gives some useful tips and pointers on implementing these methodologies within your own team.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 78 minutes

Talking Points

  • 00:17 – Random Chit Chat with Dagfinn Parnas
  • 06:15SAP TechEd 2009: Dagfinn Parnas – The “Company of the Future”
  • 08:00SAP TechEd 2009: Thomas Jung – Next Generation ABAP
  • 10:15 – Setting up the stage for Agile Development in the Enterprise
  • 12:35 – Agile mandate at SAP
  • 18:00Bacon doughnuts, bacon gum, and candied bacon…yum
  • 19:40Lean Manufacturing and Scrum Principles compared
  • 28:30 – What does Agile look like at your company?
  • 37:00 – Releasing to internal customers and the definition of “production ready” code
  • 43:53 – Why agile development creates hyper-productive teams
  • 47:27 – Why co-location is important when possible
  • 50:00 – Minimize needless meetings and increase transparency
  • 52:32 – Why most companies evolve into a waterfall process
  • 56:02 – Taking points from the Agile Manifesto
  • 59:25 – Is Agile in the Enterprise realistic or is a hybrid model the best way to start your cultural shift?
  • 62:23 – Why corporate champions are important, but the lack thereof is no excuse to not get started on your own
  • 67:00 – Coming back to the redefinition of roles in the project teams
  • 69:57 – What can SAP do to help their customers be agile?

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Co-CEO Conundrum

SAP Co-CEO Strategy – Sunny Days in Walldorf?

Ed is back joining Thomas in this latest episode. Listen in as they discuss the buzz about Buzz and usage of other social networks, as well as the latest discussions about the changes in the top ranks within SAP. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 54 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Ed is back and talking about little ewH
  2. 04:05 – The buzz about Google Buzz
  3. 24:00SAP Leadership flip flop
  4. 33:28NetWeaver Web Page Composer
  5. 42:22AFS WDA Performance Series
  6. 50:00 – Wrap up

ABAP Freakshow – March 3, 2010: WDA Performance Tools Part 6

This is part 6 of a 6 part series on tools that are available for monitoring or troubleshooting the performance in Web Dynpro ABAP based applications. In this final episode of the series, we explore the ways that you can trigger a memory snapshot to examine the detailed memory allocation within your application.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart6756.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart6339.mp4

ABAP Freakshow – March 3, 2010: WDA Performance Tools Part 5

This is part 5 of a 6 part series on tools that are available for monitoring or troubleshooting the performance in Web Dynpro ABAP based applications. In this part of the series we dig deeper into the Runtime Analysis tool. We show you how to trigger the Runtime Analysis trace for a Web Dynpro Application as well as how to filter out the surround Web Dynpro ABAP framework code from the trace results. We also show a preview of some of the new Runtime Analysis features that are coming in NetWeaver 7.02.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart5438.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart5197.mp4

ABAP Freakshow – March 3, 2010: WDA Performance Tools Part 4

This is part 4 of a 6 part series on tools that are available for monitoring or troubleshooting the performance in Web Dynpro ABAP based applications. In this part of the series we assume that the runtime problems occur in the SQL layer and we learn how to use the SQL Trace tool in Web Dynpro ABAP.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart4471.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart4731.mp4

ABAP Freakshow – March 3, 2010: WDA Performance Tools Part 3

This is part 3 of a 6 part series on tools that are available for monitoring or troubleshooting the performance in Web Dynpro ABAP based applications. In this part of the series we will look at the transaction STAD. This transaction can give you the first glance at performance measurements on the server side and help you then narrow the focus of your additional research.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart3889.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart3444.mp4

ABAP Freakshow – March 3, 2010: WDA Performance Tools Part 2

This is part 2 of a 6 part series on tools that are available for monitoring or troubleshooting the performance in Web Dynpro ABAP based applications. In this part of the series we look at browser based plug-ins and tools for exploring the performance on the client side. In particular we look at HTTP Watch (a 3rd party tool we use at SAP) as an Internet Explorer Add-In.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart2775.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSMarch2010WDAPerformanceToolsPart2309.mp4