Do You Need a Solution Blueprint?
Have you made a technology decision or completed a content technology assessment and are now ready to start implementing your project? Do you need help formulating your future business and technology objectives into well thought out and implementable plans? Are you ready to take your content technology project to the next phase? If so, you’re ready for a Solution Blueprint.
A Solution Blueprint is the bridge that transforms your desire for improved business processes into functional and system design specifications suitable for deployment. The objective of the Solution Blueprint is to develop and deliver an implementable and testable common understanding of the client’s vision and requirements. A Solution Blueprint not only captures user requirements, but also maps these to your current or planned IT standards and defines an implementation roadmap for project delivery. It includes a design specification of the logical and physical architecture for the solution, together with a solid strategy for business readiness upon deployment.
Phases of a Solution Blueprint Project
1. Project Management Plan
The Solution Blueprint phase begins by developing a well-defined and agreed-upon Project Management Plan as the foundation for project definition, methodology, organization, communications, risk management, and schedule.
2. Business Success Framework
We then jointly develop a go-forward strategy and Business Success Framework that serves as the standard to measure whether underlying goals have been accomplished. Through structured requirements workshops, we engage executives, sponsors, and other stakeholders to crystallize specific business and IT objectives and use these to develop a solution overview that all stakeholders can understand and embrace.
3. Solution Design Stage
The Solution Design component is next, including development of the logical solution architecture and an initial specification of the physical architecture and hardware requirements. This is followed by the Solution Implementation Strategy, which includes a detailed implementation roadmap / release plan and a content migration strategy.
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