Sorry. I guess
I didn't see miracle worker in my job description.
this a learning opportunity.
Your boss says this right after he tells you the decision has been made
to switch to a new operating system. You need to get up to speed on how
to complete the migration with minimal impact to the production environment,
update documentation, and then become the resident expert on how to support
the new OS.
Oh yeah...it has
to be done yesterday.
Typically, this is
when the panic sets in. With barely any f ree cycles already, you envision
a string of very late and stressful nights. You feel outside your comfort
zone and are completely overwhelmed. The more you learn, the more questions
you have, but you do the best you can to struggle through.
At the end of your
project, youve managed to implement the new OS with minimal time
and trainingand now you want to make sure that the
new configuration works the way you need it to. It would also be nice
to learn a few things re l e vant to your environment that would make
supporting it all the easier.
Behold the Power
Our OS Assessment Service is designed to take the pressure off
make you a hero. The goal is to help you feel confident that your OS is
solid, easy to maintain, and ready to scale to the future. Thats
why we designed our OS Assessment to be a quick, down-and-dirty review
of your implementation. Well dig into your OS infrastructure, analyze
whats working, where you might run into problems down the line,
and make some suggestions that will streamline the OS features to support
the specific activities of your business. Its divided into four
- Get everyone
on the same page.
The goal of this phase is to bring everyone to agreement on the over
all project approach. Well define the project timeline, deliver
tasks, and participants. Well also identify the key subject matter
experts in your organization and schedule the interviews we will conduct
in the next phase.
- Get down and
This phase breaks down into two parts. First, well set up one-on-one
interviews with your subject matter experts to understand the business
demands on your environment: workflows, processes, applications and
requirem ents. Well also identify your system tactics, strategies
and implementations. Then well dive head-first into your system.
During this discove ry period, well perform a physical review
of your OS implementation and configuration as it currently stands.
The key deliverable
of this phase is a consolidated document that includes the interview
and system discovery findings, as well as your existing documentation.
- Get analytical.
Our OS experts will review the findings document. Theyll look
for gaps between the business and application requirements of your system,
and your current implementation. Theyll draw on their years of
experience and knowledge to make recommendations that will optimize
your configuration and minimize those gaps. The formal deliverable from
this phase of the project is the Best Practices Recommendation Document,
which we will formally present to you in Phase 4.
- Get wicked
During the final phase of your OS Assessment, well present the
findings in the Best Practices Recommendations Document. After the presentation,
youll be able to follow up on any questions that arise from the
This isnt a phase; its reality. Implementing a new OS would
be a daunting task, even if you had all the time you needed and more people
on your team. Theres no reason to go it alone. Give us a call to
Availant. Taking the pressure
off miracle workers everywhere.
that may help you, just in time:
- OS Implementation
- Training: Public,
Private and Custom Course offerings
- Coached Migration
- Business Continuity
Planning and Implementation
Contact us for more
information about Availants Operating System Assessment services.
200 5th Avenue,
Waltham, MA 02451