Due to numerous development efforts that did not follow standard procedures for customizing several areas in the system, an Application Clean Up effort was necessary at this National R&D Laboratory. This project included resolving issues which create problems during new development projects. In addition, this project was needed to alleviate extra work during the Application Upgrade required to stay current with IBM Maintenance and Support.
This phase involved Application Review and Work Process Flow meetings. These workshops ensured that all business requirements, process flows, and detailed functionality were documented. Additionally, the roles that interacted with the system, and their use cases were documented. Deliverables included the Work Process Flow Documents.
The Development Phase was driven by the completion of the Work Process Flow Documents (WPD). The Product Backlog was generated by the collection of details in the WPD and upgrade development work commenced. This phase included all aspect of development and deployment of upgraded objects into the test environment.
From system test through to User Acceptance Testing, the Validate Phase provided exertion of stringent controls to ensure that all product features and functionalities were thoroughly reviewed and functional requirements were validated against test result criteria.
In the Deployment Phase, EDI drew upon their deep Object Migration expertise to accurately migrate test functionality and configuration from test to production systems. The result is an effective deployment and a system ready for heavy user activity.