Before beginning deployment, identify the high-level steps in the BDD 2007 deployment process. Figure 1 illustrates the BDD 2007 deployment process. It includes an Envisioning Phase—the part of a project during which initial thinking and project planning occur. That phase ends with the scope of the project defined. This guide does not include information about the project Envisioning Phase, because this preliminary planning will have already taken place. This guide begins with the Planning Phase.
Figure 1. The BDD 2007 deployment process
The steps within the BDD 2007 deployment process are grouped by the corresponding MSF phases in the project. Based on their MSF role, team members may need to read only portions of this documentation. In most instances, team members should read all the sections in this guide.