Sun Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide

Standards and Policies

Make sure you understand the standards and policies of the organization requesting the solution. These standards and policies might affect technical aspects of the design, product selection, and methodology of deployment.

One example is the confidentiality of personnel data that might be owned and controlled by the human resources organization or unit managers. Another example would be company procedures for change management. Change management policies could dramatically affect acceptance of a solution and influence the implementation methodology and time table.