This book provides project managers and project team members with comprehensive information on upgrade projects to SAP ERP 6.0. You ll learn everything you need to decide whether an upgrade is the right option for your organization, and you ll find all information necessary to prepare, manage, and execute an upgrade project, while avoiding costly mistakes. After explaining the SAP tools and services for determining the value of an upgrade, the author details the tasks of the individual project phases. You ll explore how to schedule the project, and how to estimate costs and risks. You ll also learn how to build the project team and organize test cycles, plus, how to plan for a smooth cutover. And, of course, upgrade execution is also dealt with extensively: Managing the system landscape while minimizing downtime shouldn t give you much trouble after reading this book. In addition, SAP Solution Manager, the technical upgrade tools, testing tools, services and more are covered in a separate tools chapter. This invaluable resource is nicely complemented by a collection of detailed customer case studies.