Preparing for Implementation

Implementing security elements is often part of the IT security project plan. However, there may be instances where certain portions of implementation fall outside the security project plan. This might include changes to policies and procedures that are recommended but not implemented, or changes to logons or other security methods that must be rolled out in a particular manner or in a particular timeline (e.g., some companies might choose to implement security measures in segments, such as first implementing security measures for all users in the Finance department). This is often done to find and resolve problems that may arise during the implementation phase without completely disrupting the organization.Your security project plan may have other kinds of implementation needs that will be completed outside the security project plan itself, or after project work is complete. If implementation happens outside the scope of your security project plan, be sure that the information required for implementation is well-developed by defining the imple mentation requirements and including tasks that address implementation needs. Also, be sure to include milestones in your security project plan so that internal (to the project) and external events remain in sync. Finally, be aware of the need to review your implementation plans from a security viewpoint. If you're implementing changes outside the scope of the project, are there risks to doing so? How will you test, monitor, and remediate implementation results? Who is responsible for the implementation work? Keep these issues in mind as you begin to close out the project, so that all of your hard work on the security project plan is supported throughout the implementation plans.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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