Luckily, there are plenty of ways to minimize the risk of mistakes and inconsistencies that could make a project fail. Major software companies like SAP, for example, provide specific quality assurance and development guidelines to ensure consistency. These include the SAP ABAP programming guidelines, development check processes and unit tests and the SAP ATC check before transport request release.
Many software vendors and implementation partners also have their own checklists that summarize the most common development mistakes. At delaware, for example, this list is constantly being updated to include new programming syntax and best practices.
SAP also provides off-the-shelf, built-in quality assurance tools, including SAP Code Inspector (SCI), Extended Program Check (SLIN) and ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC) for ABAP codes. The latter, ATC, is the most widely used. It bundles quality tools like syntax check, SLIN, ABAP Unit and security checks, and can be extended with customized quality assurance frameworks as well. Moreover, setting up scheduled ATC checks is easy and provides insights into the evolution of code quality throughout the project.