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How to Define Detailed Requirements for Your Enterprise CMDB Project: A Hands-On Workbook
Date: 07/15/2008 Length: 19 pages Cost: $99.00

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While the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) holds significant promise for transforming the way IT does business, the truth is that the majority of CMDB implementations are larger cultural, political, and technical undertakings than most organizations realize.One of the most intimidating challenges facing enterprise IT professionals tasked with implementing a real-world CMDB is how to define and document detailed requirements that are both appropriate for their organization and achievable given available resources.The experts at Enterprise Management Associates - a leading industry analyst and consulting firm 100% dedicated to the IT management market - have developed a workbook of best-practice guidance based on lessons learned during our work on CMDB projects from some of the world’s largest companies.

The 19-page workbook How to Define Detailed Requirements for Your Enterprise CMDB Project contains:

*Expert advice on the key elements of a well written detailed requirement
* Valuable tips on the best approach for gathering CMDB requirements from stakeholders across the organization
* A handy 4-part template for crafting detailed CMDB project requirementsIf you are an IT leader who is embarking on a CMDB project, download this must-read workbook today!

Table of Contents

The Promise of the CMDB
What is a CMDB System?
Potential CMDB Pitfalls
Where to Start with Your CMDB Project
Setting the High-Level Scope
Understanding Detailed Requirements
Gathering Detailed Requirements
Writing Your Own Detailed Requirements
The EMA CMDB Detailed Requirement Template
Part 1: Requirement Overview
Part 2: Value Proposition
Part 3: Primary CIs
Part 4: CI Details
Next Steps
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