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CMDB Systems by Dan Twing, Rick Sturm, Dennis Drogseth

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Appendix C

Self-Assessment: What If You're Not Ready?

In Chapter 4, we asked the question: How do you know if you're ready?

We pointed out that sometimes, you just need to recognize and accept the fact that you aren't yet ready for an actual CMDB System deployment. Some of the more common reasons for this may reflect broader organizational or business conditions, such as in enterprises with global sprawl, multiple autonomous data centers, and individualized teams with different toolsets, cultures, process readiness, etc. Mergers and acquisitions can be another cause for concern. As we said in Chapter 4, “Trying to impose a CMDB as a unifying force across these organizations without taking initial steps to plan for coherence in other areas is ...

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