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pboilee
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: ITIL,MSF,SAD, and PMI Reply with quote

Is ITIL similar to MSF? PMI?
Where does Systems Analysis and Design (SAD) come in?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work in IT support rather than development but I'll try and highlight the differences.

Are they similar? Only in so much as they are frameworks of guidance for their specific areas.

ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) is a 'best practice' framework for managing the delivery of IT services. I don't believe there is any guidance (someone correct me if I'm wrong) on software development.

MSF (Microsoft Solutions Framework) is a framework for developing software.

PMI (Project Management Institute) have their own set of project methodology practices (cf. Prince2 in the UK).

Was there a specific question you wanted answering?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

itilimp wrote:
I work in IT support rather than development but I'll try and highlight the differences.

Are they similar? Only in so much as they are frameworks of guidance for their specific areas.

ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) is a 'best practice' framework for managing the delivery of IT services. I don't believe there is any guidance (someone correct me if I'm wrong) on software development.

MSF (Microsoft Solutions Framework) is a framework for developing software.

PMI (Project Management Institute) have their own set of project methodology practices (cf. Prince2 in the UK).

Was there a specific question you wanted answering?


If I'm doing research on Systems Analysis and Design, which one would best apply? MSF?
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Guerino1
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Pboilee,

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If I'm doing research on Systems Analysis and Design, which one would best apply? MSF?


Actually, MSF is a start but it's still very limited and vague. There is an older and more detailed framework called "Systems Development Lifecycle" (SDLC) that probably would be most suited for you. There is also "Product Lifecycle" (PLC), which is fundamentally the same as SDLC. If you're looking for something more modern, that gives a bit more detail than MSF, you can try RUP, for Software.

Truth is that the best frameworks I've seen have always been home grown representations of SDLC/PLC.

Anyhow, I hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Frank
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