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The CMDB Imperative: How to Realize the Dream and Avoid the Nightmares by Carlos Casanova, Glenn O’Donnell

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Chapter 3. Planning for the CMS

It seems like everyone is always planning these days, but never doing all that much. We plan budgets, projects, programs, resource allocations, finances, and millions of other things. So why does it appear that some people refuse to plan for the Configuration Management System (CMS)? One answer might be that the existence of a CMS can drastically change the power structure in a company and expose longtime deficiencies. This might drive some of those impacted to sabotage the planning cycle of your effort through political means or by demanding unrealistic timelines and scope from you. Another answer might be that, it only appears that planning did not happen because it was done more secretively. Leadership ...

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