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Software Assurance Planning Services
Prepare for and learn about DTDPS engagements
DTDPS engagements result in a custom plan that lays the foundation for the successful deployment and utilization of Visual Studio. The engagements require the technical expertise and experience encompassed by the Gold ALM competency.  The tools below will help experienced Gold ALM partners learn how to deliver Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services.

Get ready to provide DTDPS

Prepare to deliver successful DTDPS engagements by: 
  • Learning about the partner eligibility requirements. Partners must attain the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Gold Competency to provide DTDPS. 
  • Reading the DTDPS Service Guide. This 'READ ME FIRST' guide provides a general overview of DTDPS engagements and materials.
  • Watching the DTDPS instructional videos. These 20-minute videos walk through how to conduct the engagement.
  • Familiarizing yourself with the engagement templates and resources available provided for each engagement (found in the Resources section of each engagement page.)
Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services offers three engagements, each leveraging the ALM Assessment tool.  The suggested agendas for the engagements as are as follows:

Visual Studio Team Services Deployment Assessment

​Day Activity​
0

​Customer completes and returns Project Scope and Customer Commitment and Pre-Engagement Questionnaire before Day 1.

​1 ​Conduct Business Value Presentation and begin customer interviews.
​2-3 Interview customer Subject Matter Experts.
​4 ​Complete Deployment Plan Template.
​5 ​Review findings and share Microsoft resources with customer. 
Submit final deliverables for payment to Microsoft.

 

Visual Studio Quality Tools Deployment Assessment

Day Activity​
​0
​Customer completes and returns Project Scope and Customer Commitment and Pre-Engagement Questionnaire before Day 1.
​1 ​Conduct Business Value Presentation and begin customer interviews.
​2-3 ​Interview customer Subject Matter Experts.
​4 ​​Complete Deployment Plan Template.
​5 ​Review findings and share Microsoft resources with customer.
Submit final deliverables for payment to Microsoft.

 

Visual Studio Agile Deployment Assessment

Day ​Activity
​0

​Customer completes Pre-Engagement Questionnaire before Day 1.

​1 ​Conduct Business Value Presentation and begin customer interviews.
​1-2 ​Interview customer Subject Matter Experts.
​3 ​Complete Deployment Plan Template.
​3

​Review findings and share Microsoft resources with customer.

Submit final deliverables for payment to Microsoft.

 

Visual Studio DevOps Deployment Assessment

Day ​Activity
​0

Customer completes and returns Project Scope, Customer Commitment and Pre-Engagement Questionnaire before Day 1.

​1 Conduct Business Value Presentation and begin customer interviews.
​1-2 ​Interview customer Subject Matter Experts.
​3 Complete Deployment Assessment Template, review final recommendations with customer, share leave-behind materials, and submit final deliverables for payment to Microsoft.
Resources
Delivery Guidance
Trainings


Enroll to become a Planning Services partner

Once you've met the program organizational and individual consultant requirements and have familiarized yourself with the program's training materials, it's time to enroll to become a Planning Services partner.