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Dynamics 365 Pre Go-Live Checklist
A Colleague from Microsoft shared their Pre go-live checklist that is used in their Fast-Track program.
So here is a copy for you all, and what customers must be prepared to answer before Microsoft is deploying the production environment.
1.Solution acceptance by
A.Is UAT completed
successfully? How many users participated in UAT?
B.Did UAT test cases cover
entire scope of requirements planned for go-live?
C.How many bugs/issues from
UAT are still open?
D.Any of the open
bugs/issues a showstopper for go-live?
E.Was UAT done using
A.Business has signed off
after UAT that the solution meets business needs?
B.Solution adheres to any
company/industry specific compliance (where necessary)
C.Training is complete
D.All features going live
are documented, approved and signed off by customer
A.How was the performance
in UAT? Is it acceptable for go-live?
B.If Performance testing
was done, then are there any open actions from it?
4.User & Security
A.How many security roles
are being used. All security roles are setup and tested?
B.Users that will need
access at go-live have been setup with correct security role?
A.Data migration status –
Masters & Open Transactions/Balances
B.Business has identified
owners for data validation?
C.Review cut-over plan:
Business & Partner teams are comfortable with the plan?
D.Does the Data migration
performance fits within cut-over window?
A.Are the configurations
updated in Golden Configuration environment based on changes in UAT?
identified and process in place for post go-live changes in
C.All Legal Entities
configured for Go-Live?
A.Review list of
integrations and readiness plan for each
B.Latency requirements and
performance criteria are met
C.Integration support is in
place with named contacts/owners
fixes/maintenance process defined?
B.Code promotion (between
environments) process is in place, documented and the entire team knows and
understands the process
C.Code promotion schedule
for production is in place?
D.Emergency process for
code promotion to production is defined?
9.Monitoring and Microsoft
A.LCS diagnostics setup and
knowledge transfer to customer
B.Issue resolution and
Escalation process defined – LCS support is verified?
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