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SAP Solution Manager
Change Request Management
Using Urgent Correction with Change Request Management

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Change Request Management – Urgent Correction Lifecycle Management   

Table of Contents
Author Bio..................................................................................................................3 Landscape Preparation:.............................................................................................4 Users Preparation:.....................................................................................................4 Project Preparation....................................................................................................4 Cycle overview..........................................................................................................5 Create the Change Request...................................................................................5 Aprove the Change Request...................................................................................7 Start the corrections...............................................................................................8 Release the modifictation to test.........................................................................11 Start the Testing Phase.........................................................................................12 Release to Production...........................................................................................13 Confirm the Correction ........................................................................................14 Complete the Cycle..............................................................................................15 See the log...........................................................................................................17

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Author Bio
My name is Wenceslao Lacaze and I’ve been working as a SAP basis Administrator and Solution Manager Consultant for the last 8 years. I’m a Techno-Functional SAP Solution Manager Subject Matter Expert (SME), I Design, Build and Implement the product using “Run Sap” Methodology. I have developed a very extended experience with medium and large scaled SAP installations in several (multi)national environments. I am based in Argentina, but work all around the World. I work directly for clients or via an agency. I do speak Spanish, Italian and English fluently. You can contact me at: Email: wlacaze@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/solutionmanager

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Landscape Preparation:
For this Demo we use 3 client inside Solution Manager 801 Development 802 Quality 803 Productive

Users Preparation:
We create 5 diferent users and profiles Creates and confirm the Change Request Categorizes, Approve and monitors Change Request. Implements a change, and hands it over to the Tester Test changes and ajust the Change Document Status Manages and coordinates software logistics

Project Preparation
We create a project and 1 Maintenace cycle

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Cycle overview

Create the Change Request
The Requester logon to SM and run the transaction CRMD_ORDER.

Click in the Button “Urgent Correction”, if you don’t have add manually in “Extra  Settings  Specific  Push Button 1 = SDHF

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Change Request Management – Urgent Correction Lifecycle Management    This is the Main Change Request Window. For create a Urgent Correction you need to identify some information:
• • • • • Description Change Manager It Operator Current Processor Ibase/Component

Description of Change

Reason of Change

Effect on the System

Then Save

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Aprove the Change Request
The Change Manager logon to the system and run the transaction CRM_DNO_MONITOR

The system show all the Transaction open, The Change Manager (CHM) double click over the transacion 80000163.

The system show this warning.

The CHANGE MANAGER read the Urgent correction document and select if Approve or Withdraw the document, in this sample we aprove putting the document in “In Development” the task.

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When the CHANGE MANAGERsave, the system create 2 transport in the development system, 1 for Customizing, 1 for Workbench, SOLUTION MANAGER ask for the Request Owner, Short description and the Task Employee,(Ussualy the developer)

When we save, the document status change to “In Development”.

Start the corrections
Tthe Developer logon to SOLUTION MANAGER and open the Urgent Correction 8000000163. Inside the Tasklist select “Logon to System”

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Change Request Management – Urgent Correction Lifecycle Management    Inside the Development system(SMR-801) , the developer make some change and Save.

Make a Change

The Satellite System (SM4-801) ask for a request,

The Developer select the request SM4K900047 Created for CHMANAGER with the TASK SMK4900048 for DEVELOPER

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Then the Developer release his Task SM4K900048 , You can see that the TASK is for user Developer and the Transport if for user Chmanager.

Then the Developer return to Solution Manager and in “Test Instruction” put the task for the Tester

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Release the modifictation to test
Then the Change Manager go to the TASKLIST and set “Release Transport Requests”.

The system show the Transport request for select the releated. (1 for Customizing and 1 for Workbench)

The Change Manager Select “Pass Correction to Test to move the Urgent Correction to QA

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Solution Manager in automatic way start the import in QA

Start the Testing Phase
The Tester logon to Solution Manager and open the Urgent Correction 800000163 and Read the Test Instrucction , then use the TASKLIST for connect to the TEST system.

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Change Request Management – Urgent Correction Lifecycle Management    In the TEST System check the value modificated before.

The Tester return to Solution Manager and write the Test Report, then in the TASKLIST select “Confirm Successful Test”

Release to Production
The Change Manager logon in Solution Manager and in the TASKLIST select “Released for Production”

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The IT Operator logon to Solution Manager and in the TASKLIST select “Import Correction to Production System”.

The System start the import

Confirm the Correction
The REQUESTER logon in SOLUTION MANAGER and in the TASKLIST Select “Logon to System” to logon in the productive enviroment for check the modification.

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In the Productive enviroment check the values.

The Requester return to Solution Manager and select “Confirm Correction” in the TASKLIST

Complete the Cycle
The CHANGE MANAGERselect in the TASKLIST “Complete Correction”

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SOLUTION MANAGER Show a warning for complete the Urgent Correction

SOLUTION MANAGER show the check of all the Task List.

Now the Urgent Correction is in Status Completed.

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See the log
Solution Manager create a log for all the task during the change management cycle.

Full Text
General Note REQUESTER 04.11.2007 15:34:19 Task list created in SAP Change Manager Task list H000000022 created in SAP Change Manager Description of Change REQUESTER 04.11.2007 15:42:15 Update T005A Reason for Change REQUESTER 04.11.2007 15:47:57 Update the information in Table T005A for TAX Effect on System(s) REQUESTER 04.11.2007 15:52:39 Work with old information General Note CHMANAGER 04.11.2007 15:57:23 The status was set to the value 'In Development' General Note CHMANAGER 04.11.2007 16:10:15 Requests SM4K900045 SM4K900047 created Test Instruction DEVELOPER 04.11.2007 16:22:56 Logon and Check the Table T005A General Note DEVELOPER 04.11.2007 16:25:38 Imported into subsequent system started The status was set to the value 'To Be Tested' Test Instruction DEVELOPER 04.11.2007 16:32:00 See the content of T005A with SM30 Test Report TESTER 04.11.2007 16:32:00 The test was OK General Note TESTER 04.11.2007 16:32:00 The status was set to the value 'Successfully Tested' General Note CCHMANAGER 04.11.2007 16:38:03 The status was set to the value 'Authorized for Import' General Note ITOPERATOR 04.11.2007 16:40:47 Import into production system started The status was set to the value 'Production' General Note REQUESTER 04.11.2007 16:45:21 The status was set to the value 'Confirmed' General Note CHMANAGER 04.11.2007 16:48:22 Task list H000000022 in the SAP Change Manager Completed

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