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M3 Framework Introduction M3 Framework Overview M3 Phase 0 - Assessment M3 Phase 1 - Readiness M3 Phase 2 - Selection M3 Phase 3 - Engagement M3 Phase 4 - Migration M3 Phase 5 - Operations M3 Resources
M3 Playbook > Phase 3: Engagement
3.14 Develop Technical Strategy
3.13 Finalize Target State Systems Environment
3.15 Prepare Data for Mock Conversions (Data Cleansing, Data Mapping
Image Map Phase 0: Assessment Phase 1: Readiness Phase 2: Selection Phase 3: Engagement Phase 4: Migration Phase 5: Operations
Objective: Develop the IT strategy to define the overall management and execution approach to system enhancements and implementation.

Phase 3 GuidanceLegend - Customer, Provider, Shared
Activities
Based on the fit-gap analysis and finalized Target State Systems Environment, develop the Migration Plan, including the approach for technical components:
1. Develop reports strategy including BI development
standards and tool analysis (S)
2. Develop Interface Strategy (S)
3. Develop Enhancement Strategy (S)
4. Update plan to decommission systems post-migration (C)
5. Document development controls (S)
6. Document configuration and workflow strategy (S)
7. Develop Configuration Management/Change Request Process (S)
8. Document Continuity of Operations (CooP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (S)
9. Develop Test Plan (S)
10. Report updates in governance meetings and Status Reports/Dashboards (S)

Inputs
• Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
• Target State Concept of Operations
• Target State Systems Environment
• Decommission Plan

Outputs
• Test Plan
• Configuration Management Plan
• CooP and Disaster Recovery Plan
• Interface Strategy
• Enhancement Strategy
• Decommission Plan
Stakeholders
• Program Manager (C, P)
• Business Owner (C, P)
• Functional Lead (C, P)
• Technical Lead/Solution Architect (C, P)
• Interface Lead (C, P)
• Data Conversion Lead (C, P)
• Functional SME (C, P)
• Technical SME (C, P)
• Change Management Lead (C, P)
• PMO Lead (C, P)

Best Practice
• Conduct a thorough analysis early to determine which existing reports are still in use and need to be included in requirements
• Minimize enhancements, leverage bolt-ons where possible, to help ease patch/fix application and upgrade path