The Realm of the Verbal Processor

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Death By Slidedeck

Over the last couple of days, we have been starting going through a Desktop Deployment Planning Service (DDPS) at a client. A DDPS is essentially a planning service that helps a company understand the tools, best practices and processes for everything in the arena of desktop deployment…operating system image creation/deployment, application deployment/packaging, patching, user state migration, security, Office config/deployment, etc.

The first three days of a DDPS are going through a series of PowerPoint slidedecks looking at all of those issues, discovering what is true of the client’s current environment and processes, helping them determine where in the IO Model they would like to end up, and then mapping out a plan for getting them there. There are a lot of slidedecks. A lot of long slidedecks. Over the last two days I talked through eleven and a half hours of slidedecks. I’m beat. I have rarely been so ready to see a weekend.

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February 6, 2009 Posted by | ConfigMgr | 1 Comment