Implementation Plan - Description As of June 11, 2008
The Implementation Plan describes how the automated system/application or IT situation will be
installed, deployed and transitioned into an operational system or situation. The plan contains an
overview of the system or situation, a brief description of the major tasks involved in the
implementation, and the overall resources needed to support the implementation effort (e.g.,
hardware, software, facilities, materials, and personnel). If the implementation is to occur at
multiple locations, the overall sequence and site-specific implementation specifications are also
The Implementation Plan is generally required for all new development projects or maintenance
releases with significant implementation requirements. For systems that are operating in the
production environment, a Release Management Plan may be developed as part of the overall
Project Management Plan (PMP) instead of an Implementation Plan. The creation of the
Implementation Plan should begin no later than the Design Phase, with a baselined version
completed by the end of the Test Phase.
The target audience for the Implementation Plan includes business, technical, governance and
project management stakeholders.
Roles and Responsibilities
The following stakeholders have a prescribed interest in the development, content, review and
approval, and execution of the Implementation Plan:
Project Manager Ensures the Implementation Plan is appropriately
developed, if designated as being required per the
Project Process Agreement (PPA). Monitors the
actual implementation effort in accordance with
the content of the Implementation Plan, and
provides appropriate status reporting as needed.
Ensures that the implementation schedule is
integrated into the master project schedule.
Government Task Leader (GTL) Ensures that the Implementation Plan is delivered
in accordance with the requirements of the
Statement of Work (SOW) or Task Order (TO).
Business Owner Approves the final Implementation Plan and
ensures that the necessary funding is available for
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