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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 1: Readiness
1.9 Define As-Is and Initial Target State Systems Environments
1.8 Understand As-Is Workforce
1.10 Plan and Conduct Initial Data Quality Assessment
Image Map Phase 0: Assessment Phase 1: Readiness Phase 2: Customer Readiness Phase 3: Engagement Phase 4: Migration Phase 5: Operations
Objective:    Understand and validate the As-is Systems Environment, including applications, interfaces, data warehouses, and security needs, and draft the initial high-level Target State Systems Environment.

   *Phase 1 GuidanceResponsible Party - Customer, Provider, Shared
Understand the As-is Systems Environment
1. Validate as-is application landscape (C)
2. Validate as-is interface inventory (C)
3. Validate IT architecture (C)
4. Validate data flows (C)
Define Initial Target State Systems Environment as part of the Initial Scope of Services desired from the migration
1. Determine functionality and systems to migrate to the provider and those that will be retained (C)
2. Identify required business intelligence and data warehouse capabilities to support reporting needs (C)
3. Identify required interfaces based on mandatory organization activities (C)
4. Document the initial requirements above to be included in the Initial Target State Concept of Operations and Initial Scope of Services (C)

• Vision
• Business Case
• Existing Enterprise Architecture Documents & System Specifications

• As-Is Systems Environment
• Initial TargetState Systems Environment
• Initial Business Requirements
Stakeholders Update
• Business Owners (C)
• Program Manager (C)
• Functional Lead (C)
• Technical Lead/Solution Architect (C)
• Interface Lead (C)
• Functional Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) (C)
• Technical SMEs (C)

Best Practice
• Begin with the current systems architecture and specification documents to understand as-is systems environment
• Assess the data needs for business intelligence capabilities between mission and mission-support systems
• Assess current capabilities to help determine whether the capability should be developed internally or migrated to the provider
Activity 3.13 Finalize Target State Systems Environment
As-Is Systems Environment