5.4 Pre-Deployment Documentation

Documentation is key to the success of every aspect of the project, including how you plan to deploy the services and agents. Everyone directly involved in the actual deployment, should have documentation that they can reference at all times, eliminating the chance of error.

Documentation regarding the deployment processes needs to be completed during the design phase, and while you are testing the deployment in your test lab facilities. After you have proven the concept and included deployment activities in the design document, you should create a Deployment Assistance Guide that can be used by the individuals who are involved. You might not need to share the entire design document with everyone involved in the deployment of the product. Use your best judgment here.