Microsoft Solutions Framework

Consistently delivering high-quality technology solutions on time and on budget is challenging for any business. The Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) provides people and process guidance—the proven practices of Microsoft—to help teams and organizations become more successful in delivering business-driven technology solutions to their customers. MSF is a deliberate and disciplined approach to technology projects based on a defined set of principles, models, disciplines, concepts, guidelines, and proven practices from Microsoft. MSF version 3.0 updates the Team and Process Models, introduces three new Disciplines (Project Management, Risk Management, and Readiness Management), provides new whitepapers (available online), a new course (1846A: MSF Essentials), public and private MSF newsgroups, and a suite of templates. Moreover, better integration with the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and industry project management standards plus a new MSF Practitioner Program strengthen Microsoft’s proven practices for delivering innovative technology solutions.

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