A part of the desktop refresh project that is often overlooked is the discussion on deployment logistics, the questions like who will deploy? when will we deploy? what will we deploy? This post aims to help you understand the different logistic models people go for and discuss the pros and cons.
When you have done all the hard work around your application discovery, you know what applications people want, all your testing of the deployment of these applications has been completed and you have decided how you will migrate your user state how do you pitch your deployment plan to the boss who will essentially fund your overtime on the project and take the flack if it goes wrong?
We have already looked at how you manage your application portfolio using data collected from various tools. Now we have the workings of a deployment plan. In Part 3 we are looking at what tools are available for your proof of concept environment.