Accelerate Cloud Implementations with SAP Cloud ALM

Join this free online course to learn about SAP Cloud ALM and how it can help you with the implementation of cloud solutions from SAP. For a deeper understanding of SAP Cloud ALM, the course includes hands-on exercises.

This course was retired in October, 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Implementing with SAP Cloud ALM | SAP Learning site.

Self-paced since July 21, 2021
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October, 2023.

Course Summary

In this course you’ll explore the SAP Cloud ALM functions that support, accelerate, and optimize the implementation of cloud solutions from SAP. Usage rights for SAP Cloud ALM are included with the cloud editions of SAP Enterprise Support.

Building on the openSAP course ‘SAP Cloud ALM – In a Nutshell’, the objective of this course is for you to understand and apply the functions of SAP Cloud ALM for implementation.

You’ll learn how SAP Cloud ALM uses a task-centric approach that follows an agile implementation concept aligned with the SAP Activate methodology. You’ll see how the key concepts of SAP Activate and SAP Best Practices content enable project scoping, seamless requirements management, leveraging of best practice project methodology, process-driven testing and agile support. A demo provided by our experts will follow the SAP S/4HANA Cloud extended roadmap, and hands-on exercises will help you gain a deeper understanding of SAP Cloud ALM.

In addition, you can learn about future plans and extensibility options while also hearing about the key drivers to success when using SAP Cloud ALM for your projects.

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: SAP Cloud ALM Project Delivery
Week 2: Tasks and Business Processes
Week 3: Requirements and Testing
Week 4: Additional Capabilities and Outlook
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Project managers
  • Application consultants
  • Business process experts
  • Test managers
  • Implementation project members
  • Agile methodologists
  • Anyone interested in application lifecycle management

Course Requirements

  • Completion of the openSAP course ‘SAP Cloud ALM – In a Nutshell’ is recommended
  • Understanding of SAP implementation projects

Development Systems

You don´t need system access to take part in the course. However, you can experience SAP Cloud ALM through a demo system provided with the course. We’ll provide details on how to access the system at the beginning of the course.

About Further Content Experts

Jan Musil

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Jan Musil is the chief product owner of the SAP Activate methodology. He heads a team of product managers and content experts who build and maintain the SAP Activate methodology that provides the task content for SAP Cloud ALM. Jan is passionate about the innovation of SAP solution deployment strategies, especially in the areas of agile implementation, cloud deployments, re-use of standard software packages, structured quality approaches, and project and value management. Jan is a popular speaker at SAP and industry events, has co-authored books about SAP Activate, and has contributed to several books and industry publications.

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Megha Nagar 

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Megha Nagar is a product owner in Product Management for SAP Cloud ALM for implementation. Her focus is on the embedded analytics area and related capabilities in the ‘Overview Page’. Megha is also responsible for extension management and integration management topics.

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Petra Kloess 

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Dr. Petra Kloess is a senior product manager for SAP Central Business Configuration, focusing on simplifying the implementation of iERP processes. She has worked for SAP for more than 20 years in various areas such as product management for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, solution management for SAP Public Services, and SAP Education.
Petra is a regular speaker at SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd and a contributor to openSAP courses.

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Erik Dietzel 

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Erik Dietzel is an architect for application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions. He is experienced in SAP Solution Manager infrastructure and SAP NetWeaver Basis administration, and has delivered numerous customer services and trainings.  Starting with SAP Solution Manager, Erik built up a global demo landscape in combination with the Media Center that contains various knowledge material for ALM solutions. Later, he also built up a demo landscape for SAP Cloud ALM.

Xavier Dupeyrat 

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Xavier Dupeyrat is a development and product manager with over 20 years’ experience in enterprise and software development. His focus is on SAP ALM, analytics, IT service management, and automation for SAP solutions and cloud technologies. Xavier has written and published numerous articles and training courses for SAP Solution Manager and focused solutions.

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Sinje Seidler

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Sinje Seidler has a strong background in Business Process Management and process-driven SAP implementations. She was involved in the SAP Model Company program as workstream lead for Methodology and Tools, and now leads the Customer Care Program within SAP Cloud ALM Product Management.

Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • Week 1:

    SAP Cloud ALM Project Delivery
  • Week 2:

    Tasks and Business Processes
  • Week 3:

    Requirements and Testing
  • Week 4:

    Additional Capabilities and Outlook
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Jul 21, 2021
Course Start
Jun 15, 2021


This course was rated with 4.56 stars in average from 333 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Michael Klöffer

Michael Klöffer is chief product owner for the CXS Build market and in charge of the strategy, definition, and rollout of SAP Solution Manager, Focused Build, and SAP Cloud ALM.​

After completing his studies in computer science, Michael joined SAP in 2003 as a product manager for what later became SAP Business ByDesign. He joined Active Global Support in 2007, working on SAP Solution Manager, and contributed considerably to the SolMan_Setup, the overall ITSM strategy, and the birth of Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager.​

Jagmohan S Chawla

Jagmohan Singh Chawla is a chief solution expert for SAP Cloud ALM. His focus is on the project and task management capabilities of SAP Cloud ALM.

Jagmohan has over 10 years' experience working with SAP products, in areas ranging from application lifecycle management, IT service management, and test management. He now leverages this strong background with SAP in his work for SAP Cloud ALM.

Jagmohan is also a regular speaker at SAP TechEd and is highly experienced working with the partner ecosystem.

Moritz Gysler

Moritz Gysler is a solution expert in Product Management for SAP Cloud ALM for implementation. His focus is on change and deployment management, covering topics such as requirements lifecycle and deployment orchestration. 

Moritz is an ALM expert who has a strong background working with SAP Solution Manager, and he carries that knowledge into his work with SAP Cloud ALM. He has also co-hosted a number of different events covering a range of ALM scenarios.

Wulff-Heinrich Knapp

Wulff-Heinrich Knapp is a product owner for SAP Cloud ALM for implementation. His focus is on the area of process management, where he brings almost 20 years of SAP knowledge and experience to the role.

In the past, Wulff has worked on product management and product definition for the SAP Solution Manager process management capability.

Wulff is an experienced speaker and speaks regularly at SAP’s main events. He is also a trained Design Thinking coach and delivers Design Thinking workshops.

Nicolas Alech

Nicolas Alech is a chief expert in application lifecycle management, owning the test management area in the Customer Experience Services ALM solutions SAP Solution Manager and SAP Cloud ALM.

Nicolas started in consulting and development before joining SAP in 2002. He has occupied various positions but always focused on application lifecycle management and the testing needs of SAP customers implementing SAP solutions.

Nicolas now leverages this strong background in the area of testing as a product manager for test management for SAP Cloud ALM.

Karl Benson

Karl Benson is an application lifecycle management specialist consultant with SAP. He possess a deep knowledge of SAP Solution Manager and Focused Build, and is well versed in SAP Activate from his time working with customers on implementation projects. 
Karl is actively involved in the creation and delivery of SAP Cloud ALM rollout content featured on openSAP courses, is a regular event speaker on ALM topics, and has written blogs on ALM topics. 

Follow Karl on SAP Community | LinkedIn