From Open Sustainability
There are two major aspects to Phase 3, the Roadmap and Foundation Activities. Together, these two workstreams provide a complementary approach for refining scope and removing key project risk areas for the software delivery aspects of the project.
The Roadmap provides the detailed requirements and solution definition that applies to the 3 stages of continuous implementation. In this phase, the business systems requirements developed in the previous phases are analyzed in detail. The system is also described in terms of what its major components will be, and how they will work in the overall solution. In particular, this phase has the following objectives:
- Refine strategic business requirements to a more detailed level
- Complete the solution architecture that provides the framework for implementation
- Establish standards and develop solutions to common problems, when those solutions will impact design, deployment and deployment of all parts of the system
- Define the development and delivery environments
- Detailed planning for this cycle of the implementation
The Roadmap can be summarised as providing the Plan, the Solution Requirements and the Solution Definition for the continuous implementation phase.
Foundation Activities are a vital step following completion of the Blueprint/Roadmap process and form the basis upon which all business solutions will be built. Foundation Activities focus on aspects of each of the streams of development. A ’little bit’ of each one needs to be known before the other streams can be further fleshed out in Phase 4 and 5, but they are particularly focused on working on risk areas of the Technology Backplane.
Foundation Activities involve a number of steps to improve Sustainability Governance, by identifying the key business metrics and the root causes to that most commonly lead to issues with this data.
Whereas Phases 4 and 5 are referred to as Design and Development and Testing, some aspects of this process actually occur in Foundation Activities as they are high risk areas of the project. Therefore, Solution Modeling, Quality Investigation and Quality Re-Engineering all occur during Phase 3 as Sustainability Foundation Activities. Prototyping of the analysis aspects of the solution also occurs during this phase, before the complete design in done in Phase 4.
- Detailed Project Roadmap
- Testing and Deployment plans
- Recommended process and system changes for improved Sustainability Governance
- Identification of root causes leading to Sustainability Governance issues
- Sustainability Governance Metrics
- Improved Solution Quality
- Solution Architecture
- Ensure Readiness of Technology Delivery Environment
Use of Roadmap Activities for Solution Offerings
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