I acted as a midwife assisting to bring ‘Innovation’ mother’s baby – ‘Probe SAP’ to the world. I was the delivery coach and saw every step of the gestation period and how much the mother takes care to bring the baby to the world. It was an uphill task but as with all of our mothers, ‘Innovation’ pulled it through. Kudos to mother Innovation.
Now the midwife’s view. I had the privilege to introduce the baby to the world… What a big expectation it was from different corners for this baby! Fortunately in this case, it was possible to tailor make the baby as per the world’s demand. Even with that flexibility, it was very difficult to meet the expectations. With the privilege also comes the responsibility to take the criticism… ‘I thought the baby would look like Shahrukh Khan, I thought the baby can fly like Superman, I thought the baby would run like Carl Lewis on the first day’ etc. these were the kind of expectations thrown at me during the baby introduction but I am happy the way, we as delivery team worked with expectations and explained to the public what the baby can do.
What the baby can do anyway …
It can analyze any SAP environment and list down all the customizations and come up with the impact of upgrade. The customizations could be anything, any type of objects – Probe recognizes 54 types of objects. The baby has two type of personalities. Inventizer – the uncommitted guy who does not look into the details but interested in getting an overall idea about the person he deals with. Inventizer will give a complete picture of an environment to give anyone an idea on what it takes to maintain or upgrade the environment. The other split personality is Analyzer – the finicky girl who wants to go into every detail and find fault in every little thing. Analyzer goes into the level of identifying the line number where the incompatible element exist to carry out the upgrade. With these, the baby has for sure taken the big leap into the world. Now it requires constant nurturing to turn it into a grown up person to tackle anything in the real world of SAP upgrade and maintenance.
Head mother of Hexaware’s Innovation team, Innovation lead Immanuel has done a great work in directing the team in this delivery. But for his passion and focus in the demanding environment with limited resources, it would be even more difficult child bearing. I do not want to mention any names fearing I will definitely miss out someone. Job well done to the whole innovation team of mothers involved in this.
The baby has taken the first step to run as Carl Lewis!