Use Customizing projects to do your project planning and
control work. It is a function of project management to model the
project structure as suitable implementation guide Customizing
projects. This section describes typical project structures and how
to model them as Customizing projects.
When you set up your implementation
projects or Release projects, be sure to keep to the standards you
defined in the Project preparation work package under the
project standards activity for using statuses, for
scheduling and for documentation.
The following are the project
management criteria for setting up one or more Customizing
There is one go-live date for all business application
components (or business processes) to be implemented in the company
Create a single Customizing project
to model this project structure in the implementation guide.
There are several go-live dates for the various business
application components (or business processes) to be implemented in
the company (enterprise).
To model this project structure in
the implementation guide, create a Customizing project for each
There is one go-live date for business application components
(or business processes) to be implemented in a group of companies,
but project planning and control is undertaken, for example, by
separate organization units, at different sites or in different
countries acting wholly independently of one another.
Create a Customizing project for each
separate part of the group as appropriate.
Business application components (or business processes) go live
as a roll-out operation.
Create Customizing projects for the
master project and for each of the subsequent projects. Be sure the
scope selected for the subsequent projects is the same.
If there is a change of release, create a release view for each
of your projects (see the
out Release Customizing activity in the System
Maintenance and Release Upgrade work package. Once implementation
is successfully completed, generate a release project for each new
If you want to divide up projects into smaller parts in the
Project IMG (for example, by business application component or by
business process), generate the views of the Customizing project
accordingly by manual selection.
To ensure efforts are properly directed towards the necessary
activities, it is usual to generate a view containing only the
mandatory activities when you create an implementation project.
Other views can be created as the progress of a project
"Mandatory" activities are those IMG activities for which it is
generally necessary to maintain settings specifically for your
If you have used MPX file T3250B.MPX to do your project
planning under the
preliminary project plan activity, you can now import
your work into your Customizing project using the upload facility
provided in Customizing Project Management.
1. Create your Customizing projects
and set the project management parameters.
2. Generate your Project IMG by
selecting the countries and R/3 business application components to
be implemented in the project.
Use your Enterprise IMG as your basis
for making the selections.
3. If necessary you can generate
views of the Project IMG.
Choose activities from the Project
IMG (manually, or using attibutes); this further reduces
implementation acivities (for instance to just the mandatory