One of the goals I had when I first came to the Frameworks team at Microsoft was to open up the dialogue between the people writing the guidance and the people consuming the guidance – our customers, our partners, and our field. Over the past 18 months, we’ve been trying different ways of reaching out to see what sticks with you. This is our latest attempt.
This year, our team is going to be doing a significant overhaul to the core MOF IP. For our initial release, we will be focusing on the infrastructure lifecycle, IT Governance, and the activities of the IT pro. As part of this, we will also be revisiting the existing Process Model to reformat, sort, add, and remove SMFs as needed. As we work through the Process Model, we will also be identifying requirements and dependencies between the Process Model and the Team Model to prepare it for a new release as well. One of our goals for the new release of the Team Model is to use it to answer the “Who questions” the Process Model invariably raises. For example, every time we identify a specific task that needs to be done in the process model, we intend to identify the role that should be performing that task as well. Lastly, the current MOF Risk Management Methodology is under intense examination at as part of our focus on IT Governance.
For MOF to be successful, it truly needs to be a collection of best-practices culled from a wide audience. For our team to deliver that, we need your involvement. Please discuss, share your opinions, thoughts, and concerns below.