Previous Page | Next Page Contents Glossary Index Organizing the Planning Team > Implementation Plan >

Fifteen Weeks Before Delivery

The planning coordinator:

__   1.
Identifies the members of the planning team.
__   2.
Orders the printer.
Note:
Ensure that the Infoprint(R) Multiple Printer Controller (MPC) and Infoprint Manager software are also ordered.
__   3.
Orders the IBM(R) Advanced Function Presentation(TM) licensed programs.
__   4.
Orders any additional hardware that is required, such as the turnbar/flipper device and the 'h' configuration adapter (RPQ 8B4056) for the 'h' printer configuration (Infoprint 4000 models).
__   5.
Verifies the order for the appropriate channel cables, System/370(TM), ESCON(R), TCP/IP, FICON(TM), and for any required channel extender, converter, or switching hardware boxes in the channel interface. Determines if customer will supply any of the attachment cables or devices.
__   6.
Prepares a plan for selecting and testing forms for use with the printer.

The physical planner:

__   1.
Determines the location for the printer and arranges for any changes to the site. Ensures that the site will have conductive flooring.
__   2.
Identifies the delivery route for the printer.
__   3.
Prepares a space layout plan.
__   4.
Determines who will install the electrical wiring and outlets.
__   5.
Determines the type of electrical attachment and ground-fault circuit protection to be used.

The system programmer:

__   1.
Determines the Advanced Function Presentation licensed programs needed.
__   2.
Creates a conversion plan for line-printer data and electronic overlays.

The application programmer:

__   1.
Identifies the applications that must be changed for migration to the printer.
__   2.
Prepares a detailed plan for converting and testing applications that will be used with the printer.