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The Software Deployment Mystery - Solved! A Customer Guide by Charles P. Brown, Fernando Zuliani, Reid Byers, Calvin Lawrence, Mike Ransom, Carolyn Hungate, David Backman, Sandor Hasznos, Jeremy Gibson, Bill Bierds

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1.4. The Software Deployment Method

As shown in Figure 1-1, the Software Deployment Method consists of three phases and 11 steps. Although these phases and steps are discussed throughout this book in a serial manner, in practice they often overlap and repeat throughout the life cycle of deployment. The phases are:

Figure 1-1. Overview of the Software Deployment Method

  • Phase 1: Prepare for deployment

  • Phase 2: Refine and promote the plan

  • Phase 3: Deploy software

1.4.1. Phase 1: Prepare for deployment

The overall purpose of this phase is for you and IBM to build the groundwork required for successful deployment. The steps in this phase are:

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