Chapter 6Infrastructure and Deployment Planning

Approval of the business case and preliminary proposal (described in Chapter 5) sets off a flurry of activity that should be led by the design/deployment team. The development of a detailed deployment plan can take from days to weeks, depending on company size. This is one place where empirical observations support the hiring of external consultants: people who have worked on many of these types of efforts should be able to provide you with planning and structural templates that can save you from having to reinvent the wheel. Starting with an existing template speeds up the planning process and allows you to begin implementation ...

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