"Do not allow the infrastructure - information technology, premises, or other equipment - to stand in the way of completing the project. Why is this considered to be a 'subphase' in itself? There is a huge discrepancy in the real world about the consequences of spending in this area. It can be surprising how much time is wasted in getting a computer for a new resource or upgrading an existing machine. The same is true for office space - although it is not as frequently discussed. The following infrastructure items are on the critical path and should be available with almost no notice:
- Baseline test environment - to validate what is being built on an ongoing basis
- Personal computers (desktops and laptops)
- Software licenses
- Access to work premises around the clock (24/7)
- Deployment tools"
The above is an excerpt from a book written by Sanjiv Purba and
Joseph Zucchero, published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2100 Powell Street,
10th Floor, Emeryville, California 94608 U.S.A. Sanjiv has over 20
years of experience managing large projects and many years engaged in
rescuing ailing projects.