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Project & Service Management 1. Traditional Methods 2. Agile Perspective Bill Heffernan | SureSkills #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills
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Lifecycle Stages Strategy Design Transition Operations #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills •Relationships between Projects (Portfolio Management) •Understand TCO -> ROI (Portfolio Management) •Measureable Value as Project Success •Policies & Standards •Reusable Design & Architecture documentation •Service Quality (SLM) as a measure of Project Success (Quality)? •Utility & Warranty Requirements (more later) •Planning & Coordination of resources (Transition Planning & Support) •Management & Quality of Test environments •Configuration Management – what works in test, work in production •Release Windows & release models •Monitoring & Reporting Requirements •Request Types and procedures •Reporting Requirements
Project Planning Activity by Process Extract from White paper from ThirdSky – access to paper in portal after the event. #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills
Project Planning Requirements Gathering Utility & Warranty #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills 5 Aspects of Design 4 P’s of Design Service Acceptance Criteria
Project Planning Build & Test Testing • Creating & Managing the Test environment • Creating Release Packages • Release Documentation Requirements • User Testing (Functionality) • Service Level Tests (Warranty) • Service Operation Tests (Operational Management) • Service Management Test (monitored, measured, report) #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills Deployment Planning • Release Windows • Knowledge Transfer • Known Errors and workarounds Early Life Support • Exit Criteria – Service Acceptance Criteria
Stakeholder Management Identification Customers v Users CSI Manager Functions Motivation Process Owners Identify Stakeholders Business Relationship Managers Service Managers Service Owners #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills Product Managers Role / Interest in Lifecycle Stages
Risk Management ITSM Risk Register help to identify Project Risks #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills • Service Provider Risks • Contract Risks • Design Risks • Operational Risks • Market Risks
Other Considerations Service Evaluation to identify Project Risks #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills
Agile Perspective DevOps #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills
DevOps according to Wikipedia DevOps (a portmanteau of development and operations) is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information technology (IT) professionals. DevOps is a response to the interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills Inserted from <http://dev2ops.org/2010/02/what-is-devops/>
Drivers Use of agile and other development processes and methodologies Increased usage of data center automation and configuration management tools #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills Demand for an increased rate of production releases from application and business unit stakeholders Wide availability of virtualized and cloud infrastructure from internal and external providers
Depends who you listen to Teams: Reduce friction and increase velocity Tools: Automating release management to improve efficiency Tools: Developing operational monitoring systems for intervention Methods: People: #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills Agile going the extra mile Specialist Roles!!
My Perspective? Tangible example of trying to address age old problem Agile going the extra mile A logical extension A services, not team perspective #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills
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Great to See Progress But Same Challenge IT Management #SureSkillsEvents © SureSkills
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