Switch Mobile Platforms

Migrating from BlackBerry is no longer optional, but doing it without a plan will result in an overloaded help desk and angry users.

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Not having a plan for switching mobile platforms could result in:

  • Getting stuck with a platform that is failing or can’t meet the needs of your organization and end users.
  • Making rushed decisions when switching becomes imminent.
  • An overlap of the phasing out and phasing in of platforms due to improper timing and planning, resulting in wasted resources and a longer project timeline than necessary.

A plan for switching mobile platforms will enable the organization to:

  • Switch to a mobile platform that has strong capabilities and will empower end users.
  • Stay ahead of rapidly evolving mobile technology and have a plan to switch again if necessary.
  • Ensure end users are happy with the organization’s mobile technology choices.

Module 1: Make the case for switching mobile platforms

The Purpose

  • Understand why there may be a need to switch mobile platforms.
  • Understand where Info-Tech believes BlackBerry’s future lies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A strong case for switching mobile platforms.
  • A better understanding of the future of BlackBerry.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review Section 1 of the storyboard.
1.2 Review the State of BlackBerry in 2014 (if applicable).

Module 2: Gain project approval

The Purpose

  • Understand and analyze your current state and mobile platform situation.
  • Make key decisions surrounding your plan to switch mobile platforms.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • An analysis of your current state.
  • A list of features required by your mobile platform.
  • An understanding of the health of your current platform, and the optimal platforms for your organization.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Complete a current state assessment.
  • Switch Mobile Platforms Project Approval Tool
2.2 Complete the platform questionnaire tab in the project approval tool.
  • Switch Mobile Platforms TCO Calculator
2.3 Complete an optimal platform analysis.
  • Switch Mobile Platforms Project Approval Template
2.4 Complete the TCO calculator.
2.5 Complete the project approval template.

Module 3: Develop the plan for switching mobile platforms

The Purpose

  • Develop a plan for phasing out one platform and introducing another one.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A detailed and customized plan for switching mobile platforms.
  • Roles, responsibilities, and estimated dates of completion for key tasks surrounding switching mobile platforms.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Select the activities required for your organization for switching mobile platforms.
  • Switch Mobile Platforms Project Planning and Monitoring Tool
3.2 Assign roles, responsibilities, and estimated dates of completion using the project planning and monitoring tool.

Module 4: Monitor, re-evaluate, and refine your plan

The Purpose

  • Understand best practices behind keeping your plan up to date.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • An updated plan for switching mobile platforms, adjusted as necessary.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Review best practices for keeping your plan up to date, reflecting any changes in the mobile platform space.

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