Microsoft Solutions Framework Essentials: Building Successful Technology Solutions


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Microsoft® Solutions Framework Essentials: Building Successful Technology Solutions
By Michael S. V. Turner
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Publisher: Microsoft Press
Pub Date: September 01, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-7356-2353-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-2353-8
Pages: 336
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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Get the hands-on guidance you need to understand the proven practices and foundational principles of working with the Microsoft Solutions Framework, Version 4. Written by an expert, this essential reference offers practical examples and case studies.



book cover
Microsoft® Solutions Framework Essentials: Building Successful Technology Solutions
By Michael S. V. Turner
...............................................
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Pub Date: September 01, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-7356-2353-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-2353-8
Pages: 336
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
    Part I:  Solution Delivery Fundamentals
      Chapter 1.  What Is MSF and Is It Right for You?
      The History and Origins of Microsoft Solutions Framework
      Why a "Framework"?
      How Is MSF Different?
      Key Elements of MSF v4.0
      Summary
      Chapter 2.  Understanding Solution Delivery Environments
      Assessing Environmental Challenges
      Optimizing Constraints
      Overcoming Environmental Challenges
      Identifying Opportunities Within a Challenging Business Environment
      Summary
      Chapter 3.  Foundational Principles, Mindsets, and Proven Practices
      Foundational Principles
      Mindsets
      Proven Practices
      Summary
      Chapter 4.  Building an MSF Team
      MSF Team Model: Team of Advocates
      Adapting the Team Model
      Summary
      Chapter 5.  Managing Project Risks
      What Is Risk (and Why You Should Care)?
      MSF Risk Management Process
      Summary
      Chapter 6.  Establishing a Solution Delivery Lifecycle
      Solution Delivery Environment
      The Microsoft Solution Delivery Lifecycle
      MSF Governance Model
      Adapting the Microsoft Solution Delivery Lifecycle
      Summary
    Part II:  Inner Workings of Solution Delivery
      Chapter 7.  MSF Envision Track: Defining a Solution
      Goals
      Team Focus
      Key Deliverables
      Key Checkpoints
      Understanding Stakeholders
      Selecting and Preparing a Project Team
      Defining a Solution
      Scoping a Solution
      Establishing a Basis for Review and Change
      Success Criteria for an Envision Track
      Chapter 8.  MSF Plan Track: Planning a Solution
      Goal
      Team Focus
      Key Deliverables
      Key Checkpoints
      Planning What to Build
      Planning How to Build
      Planning When to Build
      Preparing Supporting Environments
      Success Criteria for a Plan Track
      Chapter 9.  MSF Build Track: Building a Solution
      Goal
      Team Focus
      Key Deliverables
      Key Checkpoints
      Executing Project Plans
      Testing a Solution
      Success Criteria for Build Track
      Chapter 10.  MSF Stabilize Track: Stabilizing a Solution
      Goal
      Team Focus
      Key Deliverables
      Key Checkpoints
      Getting to "Done"
      Assessing Solution Stability
      Testing Under Live Conditions
      Success Criteria for a Stabilize Track
      Chapter 11.  MSF Deploy Track: Deploying a Solution
      Goal
      Team Focus
      Key Deliverables
      Key Checkpoints
      Deploying to a Production Environment
      Transitioning to Operations and Support
      The Quiet Period
      Success Criteria for a Deploy Track
      Chapter 12.  MSF Governance Track: Guiding the Solution Delivery
      Goal
      Team Focus
      Key Deliverables
      Key Checkpoints
      Kicking Off a Project
      Ongoing Solution Delivery Guidance
      Completing a Project
      Success Criteria for a Governance Track
   MSFv3 Credits
      Chapter 3: Foundational Principles, Mindsets, and Proven Practices
      Chapter 4: Building an MSF Team
      Chapter 5: Managing Project Risks
      Chapter 6: Establishing a Solution Delivery Life Cycle
      Chapter 7: MSF Envision Track: Defining a Solution
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