As I dive head first in creating my Renovation product, I can really see the evolution of myself and my applications. Back in 2006 when I first got the idea to build my own product, I never could’ve predicted all the skills I need to acquire to get me to where I am today. Just to begin my own concepts I needed to learn to install and administer my own SAP system. My hats off the basis guys out there… I got a new appreciation for what they go through in a “simple upgrade”.
I finally designed my first product, originally called Rapier. The idea behind Rapier was to deliver an out of the box customer portal geared toward aftermarket business (Returns, repairs, call center, etc..). I spent a lot of time learning BSP (a now obsolete technology) to design this product. I even had to start over a few times because of HDD failures (this taught me a lot about backing up my stuff to multiple places. ha ha ha).
Next I went through and converted Rapier to ABAP Web Dynpro, the next generation of SAP Web tools. This taught me yet another skill. And now finally, this very old idea is paying dividends 🙂 All of these skills (and thankfully much of the code) are being reused in my new application to help customer service/call center employees. While I still have a lot of cool ideas to put into Renovation, I couldn’t have done it without my first idea of building a product. The good news is that “Rapier” hasn’t gone away, but I’ve since turned it into part of Renovation. An idea that has given me so much co be couldn’t be retired that easy 🙂
What’s the point of this story? Run with your ideas. If you just have an idea, but don’t act on it, you’ll never evolve to the REALLY good ideas… and more importantly, you’ll never gain the skills you need to take you to the next level.
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