When a contract is signed, you will have started
reviewing infrastructure and planning any new equipment or
upgrades. The activity "Implement Essential Infrastructure" in
the Customisation and Configuration Phase had the development
of an Infrastructure Rollout Plan as a deliverable. It
is likely that much of the work has already been completed
by this point.
The activity is
usually influenced by:
- Supplier lead time
- Timing of the purchase to not tie up capital until it
- Installation requirements
Often there is a highly dependant sequence of events. For
example, new router and firewall may need to be available
before you can implement a VPN solution. The team responsible
for infrastructure will need to work closely with the team
to ensure the infrastructure is available by the due date.
In most implementations, much of the core infrastructure
will have been put in place for configuration, customisation
and testing. The only changes required may be to extend the
infrastructure availability to end users.