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1. New Server

New domain controller server. The suggested default is to use a Hyper-V host with 2012 or 2016 standard server VM. Optional additional VM servers can be added as needed including a File Server to centrally locate all important data, Exhange Server, etc.

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2. New/Move Office

Broader scope than just a cabling job. Can include cabling, vendor management (ISP, phones, etc.), setup or move of server, workstations, etc.

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3. Cabling Job

Billing models can be per drop, or time and materials.

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4. Enhance Website
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5. New Website
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6. Initial Pre-2-Step Discovery

Sometimes clients want to start a project with a small task or 2. This pre-project work is considered part of discovery and may include feasibility, documenting of an old system, data cleanup, etc. As soon as appropriate, the formal discovery should start with our Step 1 of our 2 step process.

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7. 2 of 2, AppName 1.0

Step 2 of our 2 step is used to complete an application by building it. If we perform step 1 of our 2 step, then the requirements task of step 1 is this project ticket.

This project ticket documents requirements in App Artifacts. However, there may be some completed requirements in previous projects including step 1 projects, which is appropriate. This project also documents any tasks that are required to complete the project including PM, testing, and deployment. The combination of tasks and artifacts in this project represent the project plan for building the app.

If the client has authorized work, it is set to In-Progress and work can start as soon as resources are ready which means this step 2 build project can overlap with a step 1 discovery project. If this ticket is not authorized, the printed version of the Project Plan is the Project Proposal for Building of the next version of the application.

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8. 1 of 2, AppName 1.0

Step 1 of our 2 step approach is used to start a project with discovery. Step 2 is build. The goal of discovery is to document known requirements, some initial design, and a project plan. Step 1 of our 2 step includes at least the following tasks: Gather Requirements, Build GUI Mockup, and Create the Initial Database. The Requirements task becomes the project plan for step 2, Build. 

Discover can include additional tasks such as documenting an existing application, data cleanup, and even a task or two from the initial coding phase such as implementing our Prestwood ASP.Net MVC shell which includes some initial design, and member management.

If this ticket is not authorized, the printed version of the Project Plan is the Project Proposal for Discovery. Once authorized, the tasks of this project are completed. The requirements task is completed by creating a Step 2 of 2 project ticket which becomes the project plan and/or the proposal for Step 2, Build.

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9. Wordpress Theme Install and Customize
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10. Wordpress Plugin Install & Setup
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1. New Server

New domain controller server. The suggested default is to use a Hyper-V host with 2012 or 2016 standard server VM. Optional additional VM servers can be added as needed including a File Server to centrally locate all important data, Exhange Server, etc.

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2. Initial Pre-2-Step Discovery

Sometimes clients want to start a project with a small task or 2. This pre-project work is considered part of discovery and may include feasibility, documenting of an old system, data cleanup, etc. As soon as appropriate, the formal discovery should start with our Step 1 of our 2 step process.

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3. 1 of 2, AppName 1.0

Step 1 of our 2 step approach is used to start a project with discovery. Step 2 is build. The goal of discovery is to document known requirements, some initial design, and a project plan. Step 1 of our 2 step includes at least the following tasks: Gather Requirements, Build GUI Mockup, and Create the Initial Database. The Requirements task becomes the project plan for step 2, Build. 

Discover can include additional tasks such as documenting an existing application, data cleanup, and even a task or two from the initial coding phase such as implementing our Prestwood ASP.Net MVC shell which includes some initial design, and member management.

If this ticket is not authorized, the printed version of the Project Plan is the Project Proposal for Discovery. Once authorized, the tasks of this project are completed. The requirements task is completed by creating a Step 2 of 2 project ticket which becomes the project plan and/or the proposal for Step 2, Build.

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4. 2 of 2, AppName 1.0

Step 2 of our 2 step is used to complete an application by building it. If we perform step 1 of our 2 step, then the requirements task of step 1 is this project ticket.

This project ticket documents requirements in App Artifacts. However, there may be some completed requirements in previous projects including step 1 projects, which is appropriate. This project also documents any tasks that are required to complete the project including PM, testing, and deployment. The combination of tasks and artifacts in this project represent the project plan for building the app.

If the client has authorized work, it is set to In-Progress and work can start as soon as resources are ready which means this step 2 build project can overlap with a step 1 discovery project. If this ticket is not authorized, the printed version of the Project Plan is the Project Proposal for Building of the next version of the application.

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5. Prestwood MVC Shell

A flexible, get it done, ASP.Net MVC implementation based on standard traditional techniques. Appropriate for our Informal/Formal paths. The PM will NOT ensure the same coding techniques are used for all coding in favor of a satisfy the requirements approach. Syntax consistency is ensured by the development tool. Consistency of coding techniques is encouraged with good communication among the coders. Good solid coding techniques are used in all cases. Acceptable techniques which are limited in our MVVM architecture include direct access to the database bypassing an implemented data layer, use of autoinc keys over GUIDS, heavier use of database views, and stored procedures.

C# Web Application using ASP.Net MVC to MS SQL.

Includes:

  1. Setup basic shell database (user tables added in a separate task).
  2. Menu system with Admin menu added (user menu options added in a separate task).
  3. Login screen.
  4. Admin menu user management option with supporting form with defined users: Admin, and User.
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6. Prestwood MVVM Shell

A rigid and clean ASP.Net MVC implementation based on MVVM appropriate for our Formal/Robust paths. The PM wil ensure the same coding techniques are used for all coding using our MVVM architectue.

Techniques which are limited in our MVVM architecture and include use of Telerik controls (licensed separately), direct access to the database (coders must go through an implemented data layer), use of GUIDS, lighter use of database views, and stored procedures.

C# Web Application using ASP.Net MVC to MS SQL.

This task includes:

  1. Setup basic shell database (user tables added in a separate task).
  2. Menu system with Admin menu added (user menu options added in a separate task).
  3. Login screen.
  4. Admin menu user management option with supporting form with defined users: Admin, and User.
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7. 3 Major mistakes you can make with your website

website mistakes, website navigation, website layout, marketing strategies, website design

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8. Failed Hard Drives and RAID If you've used computers for more than a few years, you know that you don't wonder IF a hard drive will fail - you wonder WHEN. It just happened to me - again. But this time it looks like the results will be pretty painless. The reasons? * RAID Level 1 * Superb Hard Drive manufacturer warranty support
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9. Installation Program
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10. Prospect, Network Assessment
  1. Hand them 'What We Do' Flyer.
  2. Perform network evaluation.
    • Count servers and workstations
    • Note server roles and installed software
    • Note network equipment (modem, router, firewall, switches, WAPs, etc.)
    • Determine whether usernames/passwords for all of the above are available for Prestwood
    • Determine client's main line of business, client's technical needs/expectations, and expected growth level
  3. Determine proper SLA entry point:
    • Bronze/Silver (client does not want a monthly plan, or)
    • Silver/Gold (pro-level only, included hours vs unlimited remote support)
    • Gold Only (easily can afford Gold so propose this ONLY)
  4. Back at office, create a proposal for needed work.
  5. Prepare 1 or 2 managed care proposal.
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