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Gap in knowledge and Experience level SAP BW?/ Carrier Advice

Former Member
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Hallo everybody

Has anyone experienced this situation ,where your experience grows but your knowledge levels remains same due to repeated tasks or

"not much to do" projects?

i have put my CV in brief below this post , i just have realized that all the job description for 4 year experienced is miles ahead of what i have worked,

i am not sure if i haven't grasped the opportunity given to me or just haven't got into the right projects (your criticism and advice is welcome ).

i have worked in 4 different companies and technologies like SAP BW, BO,crystal reports ,BPC and HANA. But somehow i have been stuck in the basic level in all of them.

although i am in the intermediate level in BW ,I have never been part of full life cycle implementation  and way below 4 year experienced should have .

My growth is also hampered due to German language, i can speak with my friends and boss in German(B2) ,but getting the requirements From client in German is all another issue .so somehow anything to do with  with clients is passed on to someone else . My present project is good one dealing with BO BW integeration . i think i need to fill the gap soon.

How can i fix the knowledge Gap ?

what tasks are expected from 4+exp?

how to move forward ?

Look forward to hear from you, schones wochende !

Grusse

Kumar

Let me give you a brief history ( i would love to hear your advice )

2009-2011 CTS india

6 months experience in BO,crystal reports(testing)

1 year experience in SAP BW (testing ,modelling all basic stuff what a shadow resource would do )

2011- 2013 master in business informatics ,germany(thesis -HANA)

2011-2012( **********) work student SAP BW,(testing and writing specification for external application using SAP BW ,BO,BPC)

2012-2013(SAP AG) work student in SAP Banking

2013 -present (********) , 1. process chain scheduling and monitoring,

                                    2 Frontend task like creating queries.

                                    3. GAP of 6 months doing non bi project ,

2014---                           new project SAP BW security (authorizations)

                                               BO-BW integeration

                                               SAP BO security

Gap in knowledge and Experience level SAP BW?/ Carrier Advice

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Colleen
Advisor
Advisor
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Hi Mahesh


Has anyone experienced this situation ,where your experience grows but your knowledge levels remains same due to repeated tasks or

"not much to do" projects?

That is exactly the issue I faced recently and one of my main motivations for being active on SCN. I had learned the theory of a new product and performed some minimal support but then I lost access to my system. I was still working (which is great) but doing less SAP systems work. I managed to retain (and improve) my knowledge by reading every post people wrote and trying to come up with the solution. It became harder without a system but it always got me thinking

You may feel that you are not learning anything new but it seems that everyone role you mention you are doing something different. Right now, with SAP BW authorisations you can branch out a bit for general authorisations (self teach).

The language barrier might be hard but that is only short term. I respect you can do that. English is my only language and I still struggle to even say hello in another language. Your German will continue to improve as you use it. But you have called out a challenge with client communication. Perhaps you might have a colleague at work who you can practice technical communication with (the type of conversation with your friends might be different). Alternatively, can you ask your manager to allow you to shadow a colleague who meets with the client so you can get more exposure to the language?

When it does come to job adds, recruiters put up a wishlist of skills. BW is not my area so I can't comment on what a person with 4 years experience should have. However, quite frequently they list every bit of skill they have heard and hope someone meets it. If you are confident put in an application and the worse that can happen is not get an interview. Focus on your strenths.

Moving forward is all about not giving up, continuing to work hard, keep your eyes open for the opportunity and try. Don't worry about the 4 years or x number of implementations. Focus on learning something new each day to increase your confidence.

Regards

Colleen

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Colleen
Advisor
Advisor
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Hi Mahesh


Has anyone experienced this situation ,where your experience grows but your knowledge levels remains same due to repeated tasks or

"not much to do" projects?

That is exactly the issue I faced recently and one of my main motivations for being active on SCN. I had learned the theory of a new product and performed some minimal support but then I lost access to my system. I was still working (which is great) but doing less SAP systems work. I managed to retain (and improve) my knowledge by reading every post people wrote and trying to come up with the solution. It became harder without a system but it always got me thinking

You may feel that you are not learning anything new but it seems that everyone role you mention you are doing something different. Right now, with SAP BW authorisations you can branch out a bit for general authorisations (self teach).

The language barrier might be hard but that is only short term. I respect you can do that. English is my only language and I still struggle to even say hello in another language. Your German will continue to improve as you use it. But you have called out a challenge with client communication. Perhaps you might have a colleague at work who you can practice technical communication with (the type of conversation with your friends might be different). Alternatively, can you ask your manager to allow you to shadow a colleague who meets with the client so you can get more exposure to the language?

When it does come to job adds, recruiters put up a wishlist of skills. BW is not my area so I can't comment on what a person with 4 years experience should have. However, quite frequently they list every bit of skill they have heard and hope someone meets it. If you are confident put in an application and the worse that can happen is not get an interview. Focus on your strenths.

Moving forward is all about not giving up, continuing to work hard, keep your eyes open for the opportunity and try. Don't worry about the 4 years or x number of implementations. Focus on learning something new each day to increase your confidence.

Regards

Colleen

Former Member
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Hallo colleen lee

thank you so much for your wondefull advice . i just noticed that you had replied!

i have decided  to,

1. Read scn blogs everyday for 30mins,

2. reading all the sap press books regarding Hana and BW

3. Sit for 2 certifications in SAP BW in 3 months .

4. learn to write functional /techincal specitions (not sure how)

5. learn the business flow of module ,eg sd,mm,fi (not sure how )

thank you so much for your help again

regards

Kumar