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Upgrade Infrastructure

"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.