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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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5.2. Step 2: Review the deployment documentation

After the SDT is formed, they should collect and review such documents as any current or pending contracts, business context diagrams, solution requirements and concepts. The purpose for the review is for the team to obtain a common understanding of the documents that will be used in the deployment process and the business needs that are driving your software purchases.

At this point, it is critical to obtain from the Enterprise Business Sponsor a preliminary view of success and the expected value to be derived from the software purchase. The SDT should keep this in mind for the entire deployment process and use it to create the deployment plans. The team may need to revisit these goals and success ...

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