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Knowledge fuels your Cloud Deployment!

Your Success is not a Sprint, It is a continuous Relay-Race quarter over quarter with your team being the engine fueled by knowledge and proficiency. Before you dive into the details on this blog, I would like to explain the main themes capture in this blog

  • Cloud Learning Mindset: Explaining the Learning and Enablement Mindset for Cloud Solutions

  • Learning and Enablement Offerings: Catalog of all SAP S/4HANA Cloud offerings addressing the Cloud Learning Mindset

  • Certification Guidance and Stay Current: Recommended SAP S/4HANA Cloud Certifications for resources involved on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Projects and importance of retaining the validity of these certifications.

  • Customer Expectations for Partners: Are you engaging with partners who are also following the same enablement guidance/ resources and certification protocols?

    Develop Cloud Learning Mindset

    As a customer, you need to intrinsically believe and balance between a Formal Structure of Holistic Enablement and a Continuous Learning Mindset. And it’s equally important to drive the same messaging, top down to your implementation teams.

    The Formal Structure of Holistic Enablement, is tackled in a three-pronged approach:

    The First Pillar focuses on Formal Training for consultants and implementation teams and is completed by pursuing self-paced learning/enablement through the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Learning Journeys on SAP Learning Hub. The self-paced enablement is provided primarily through these Learning Journeys providing a systematic layout of various learning options (openSAP courses, Videos, E-Learning and our Live Learning Webinar Sessions ) allowing learners to choose, the best learning modality suited for them. Learn more about our Digital Enablement offerings for S/4HANA Cloud here.

    The main objective in this initial stage is to ensure that all team members explore the dedicated Learning Journeys aligned with their role and focus to dive into foundational and advanced concepts to truly understand and embrace the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Activate Methodology and to internalize the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Line of Business scope and offering.

    Program Sponsors and Project Leads are recommended to highly encourage all functional team members to prove their Line of Business proficiency through the SAP S/4HANA associate Certifications for SAP Activate and especially our Lines of Business.

    Directly tied to the accelerated release and innovations cycles is the need to embrace a strong Continuous Learning Mindset Staying current and up to date with the latest quarterly releases is not only an imperative for every consultant, but also of utmost importance for Key Users and Center of Excellence members.

    SAP therefore launched the official SAP S/4HANA Cloud Staying Current program in Q3 2018. Every quarter we provide the latest delta updates and learnings in a consumable, digital format through the SAP Learning Hub. Embedded into the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Certification Program the Stay Current content MUST be consumed and a short web-assessment must be passed by all LoB Certification holders, before the end of every Quarter to ensure validity of their certifications every quarter.

    More details on the quarterly Stay Current Program and how it is tied to validity of LoB Certifications can be found here

    Experiential Learning is the Second Pillar of the overall Enablement Strategy and provides consultants and project teams the opportunity to put their previously acquired and proven S4HC Implementation and Solution Knowledge to the next level with hands-on, collaborative and use-case-based workshops. For example, the S4HC Implementation Workshop (HOS4C) or SAP S/4HANA Cloud Overview Classroom Training.

    To augment a self-paced training approach, we strongly recommend to practicing the theoretical concepts in an actual system by taking advantage of the Stay Current Sandbox Systems as well as Live Access Systems. Once again offerings like our Stay Current Sandbox - available through SAP Learning Hub – support a Continuous Learning Mindset Quarter over Quarter

    The Third and last Pillar relates back to On-The Job-Training and emphasizes to maximize your teams learning as you implement, by working and shadowing your implementation partner and taking advantage of SAP DBS experts available to you as part of Preferred Success or Value Assurance Services.
    Early Release Webinars, and Customer Spotlight Innovation Webinar series are other great ways to keeping your project team up to date.

    Recognizing the importance of Social Learning and Collaboration we highly encourage you and your project team to actively engage in our SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customer Community (also open to partners). The S4HC Customer Community is the place to engage, collaborate and learn from other customers, partners and SAP Expert – it is also the place to ask all your ‘How to’ Questions. To learn more, take a look at our ‘6 Reasons to Join the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customer Community’.

    Join us for part 3 of this blog series to learn how
    how to access all SAP S/4HANA Cloud Learning Content and what to look out for in a good Implementati...

    You missed the first part? Find it here.