Softlanding utilizes the five-phase Microsoft Solutions Framework for project delivery. To ensure the highest level of accountability we appoint a project manager, subject matter experts and technical support specialists to work with your internal stakeholders and IT staff throughout the course of the project.
This section describes the framework, its respective phases and the approach that will be taken within the framework to optimize project success.
Project Delivery Phases
¡ Envisioning: is about creating a business vision and defining the scope of work necessary to bring the vision to reality. Activities for this phase include: Requirements Definition; Infrastructure Discovery; Solution Concept; Solution Design Strategy; Risk Identification; Resource Plan; Schedule
¡ Planning: continues until we have detailed functional requirements, system and application architectures, the user interface prototype, and a detailed project plan for the remainder of the project. Activities for this phase include: Intranet Design; Extranet Design; Infrastructure Design; Monitoring and Site Reporting Design; HW, SW, Licenses Acquisition; Development Environment Setup; Test Plan; Training Plan; Governance Plan
¡ Development: begins with the first iteration of development and culminates with a functionality complete milestone (or Beta release). Activities for this phase include: Iterative Development Cycles (Functions / Features); Support Materials; Training Materials; Governance Model and Processes
¡ Stabilization: represents testing and acceptance. Activities for this phase include: Site Migrations (Development to Test); Test Execution and Result Documents; Issue Remediation; Regression Testing
¡ Deployment : includes final development, release management, and deployment. Activities for this phase include: Deployment Planning; Setup Production Environment; Site Migrations (Test to Production); Monitoring and Site Reporting Configuration; Support Documents; Training Documents; Governance Documents; and Training.