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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Establishing Pilot Project Milestones

Pilot project milestones provide checkpoints at which to review the progress of the pilot. Milestones should be natural pause points that allow you answer the question, "How is the project doing?" Milestones vary by project, but they should always be used to measure progress toward the deployment and validation objectives. Therefore, every stage of a virtualization pilot project should have at least one milestone. You should not proceed to the next stage in a project if the previous stage’s milestone has not been successfully completed (assuming the project stages are serial in nature). In addition, you should not proceed to a new project task until any task dependencies have been met. For example, if you ...

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