The day before yesterday I was speaking at MCP Club: Moscow. The topic was named like “IPD Guides: I Plan Darn Good”. Guess what? Seems like it was fun! =) Well, at least I found it entertaining and I hope everyone else had a good time =)
What have we done back there? First I delivered a small presentation about IPD and why is it important to plan. For example, I said that it allows you to reduce resource conflicts like that:
After this we had a workshop:
The audience created company (a strange one, I’d say, but it worked for us), then planned with my little help for the Exchange roll-out and then we did it with IPD. At the end it was obvious that we lost availability on our way without IPD, but nothing else. So, the audience was way proficient
Thanks, guys. That was a session of a kind which is clearly impossible without your involvement, so you were a great crowd! =)
I love those IPDs. You don’t know what “IPD guide” stands for? Well… I suggest it to be for “I Plan Darn good”. MS, all of a sudden, thinks that it is for “Infrastructure Planning and Design guide”. Anyway, what has been just issued is a beta for one more process: answer to a malware infection in your organization (I bet I can adopt it for home usage too, but it can wait). Why is it important to have such a plan (we do have one, by the way )? Well… It is like everything with security: if something went wrong it is a disaster… unless you have a plan which is good and which is known to be implemented and is known how to implement. Because if you have a plan, you can just go and do what’s in the paper. If you don’t – you are beginning with a creation of some plan and usually it doesn’t work from the first try, you go for the second and so on…
If you plan something like that:
but in more details and delivery the training on the process, then you will be able just to get rid of your troubles in a very effective manner.
So, at the moment I am still reading the IPD guide and already have something to say to its authors. If you are interested in it, then go for download to the MS Connect site, read and tell the authors what you think of it.