The Discovery Phase: Understanding the Existing Environment

Assuming that the previous steps have been taken, the high-level picture of the Windows Server 2012 upgrade should be clear by now. You should understand what the business and technology goals are from a 50,000-foot view business standpoint all the way down to the 1,000-foot staff level. The components of the upgrade, or the scope of the work, and priorities of these components should also be identified, as should the time constraints and who will be on the design and implementation teams.

The picture of the end state (or scope of work) and goals of the project should start becoming more clear. Before the final design is agreed on and documented, however, it is essential to review and ...

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