Chapter 12. Transitioning a System into Service

Your project team has been working hard for months, perhaps even years, and the system under development is taking shape. Perhaps, you’ve even demonstrated some releases to your customer, which have been well received. As you approach the end of the Construction phase, the Initial Operational Capability (IOC) milestone seems easily within your grasp.

This is definitely a major achievement from the perspective of the development team. But from the perspective of the user, the work is far from finished. Indeed, several important tasks remain as the project enters the Transition phase. This chapter discusses the major tasks that receive attention in the Transition phase. It begins by discussing staffing ...

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