Microsoft’s Sure Step team has been pretty busy recently. They have just published the new update to Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step methodology, which includes several important new features and many content updates worth your attention.
I’ve just downloaded and installed it and I am impressed with the improvements.
Officially, this is what’s new:
Now my five cents:
Generally, after a few clicks I must say I love what happened to the Fit & Gap Worksheet, which now resembles more closely what is actually done during fit/gap analyses. It’s now called Fit Gap Analysis Template, it has a product agnostic version, and it is split into two separate documents: process based, and role based. Role based is what is frequently done, because it focuses on interviews conducted with various roles.
Also, there are many more sample documents which give you a feel for the deliverables. When you are first-time user of Sure Step, staring at empty templates might have easily resulted in filling completely wrong information there or doing too much, or too little, and in general to wander unnecessarily—now with the sample documents readily available, you can just go and see what exactly you are supposed to put there.
To upgrade to the latest release, simply open your current Sure Step client, go to Preferences, and click “Check for updates”. It will then show you the links to the download page, which also includes installation instructions. If you don’t have Sure Step yet, you can go to Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step page directly by clicking here.
For the time being, this release is available only in English, with other supported languages (Spanish, Russian, German and French) soon to follow.
What are you waiting for, go grab it!