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7.Production Support

1.Business Case
2.Planning And Management

The task of consolidating an IT environment can be daunting and challenging whether it be single Data Centre or multiple Data Centres. The objective is to reduce cost within the shortest period of time while retaining business continuity and most importantly minimising any impact to the business.

The concept of reducing the footprint by updating the infrastructure or removing old and legacy systems on paper will reduce cost, however, the challenge will be to understand the journey and the tasks required to achieve the goals which can stall or sometimes defeat the ambitions.

Experienced Resources plus Knowledgebase = Quality Solutions

Wheel IT – Services Group have associates who have had exposure to large consolidation programmes of work and have an understanding of the task and actions involved that underpin the success. Associates with expertise in Servers, Networks and Storage alongside the use of tools, templates and processes, will provide a quality and cost effective service.

Wheel IT – Services Group will be able to take you from Business Case to project completion following the high-level tasks listed.

Roadmap Tollgate 1. Business Case & Objectives

  • Business Workshops review the goals and objectives as defined by sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Technical objectives and challenges and options
  • Metrics and Measures for the programme of project
  • Organisational Requirements internal and external
  • Business impact due to changes in operation or functionality
  • IT Service Management and Support alignment requirements
  • Value Delivery & Business Case Review Tollgate
Roadmap Tollgate 2. Planning & Management

  • Project Initiation and Planning
  • Identify Critical Success Factors
  • Risk Management
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators
  • Planning Review Tollgate
Roadmap Tollgate 3. Requirements

  • Review of Business and Technical Requirements for Infrastructure
  • Detailed Inventory Validation and Technical Requirements Tollgate
Roadmap Tollgate 4. Design

  • High-Level Design
  • Detail Design broken down into technology streams
  • Migration Strategy and Plans
  • Test Strategy and Plans
  • Technical Architecture Review Tollgate
Roadmap Tollgate 5. Develop

  • Build of Development and Proof of Concept Infrastructure
  • Build of Production Infrastructure
  • Development of Migration Solution and Deployment Plans
  • Develop Tests for Development and update Production Test Plans
  • Deploy into Preproduction and Test
  • Initial Deployment into Production environments & Test
  • Update Deployment and Test Strategy and Plans
  • Development, Migration, Production and Deployment Review Tollgates
Roadmap Tollgate 6. Test

  • Tests of Production Environments
  • Test of Management Support functions
  • UAT of Production Environments
  • Test Review Tollgate and Acceptance
Roadmap Tollgate 7. Production Support

  • Knowledge Transfer for Support Organisation
  • Handover of Support
  • Production Support Review Tollgate and Acceptance
Roadmap Tollgate 8. Close

  • Business Metrics and Measures Review
  • Project Review and Lessons Learnt
  • End of Project Report
  • End of Project Tollgate and final Acceptance
Together with the technologies, tools, processes and much more besides that form part of the knowledgebase, Wheel IT - SG associates can offer the experience and expertise to realise your objectives.

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