Having recently passed the Sure Step 2010 certification, I was slightly worried when I saw Sure Step 2012 has been launched (not to mention we are still in 2011). Metaphorix have intergrated Sure Step into working process and although it initially seems like extra work I don’t think it is and it brings a standard to all the projects and documents in the company.
The most difficult part of using Sure Step is starting to use it, it takes a bit of time to get use to the document names and types but it is well worth the effort.
So it was with some interest I read about a new version of Sure Step, a future version.
I read about this on the this blog
The new functionality can be summed up here
- Accelerated Proof of Concept with CRM Online service – Provides scripts, demos, Delivery Guide, and related content for building a quick proof of concept or demo for a customer using the CRM Online 30-day trial. This supports rapid requirements definition and solution decision-making. Find this in the Decision Accelerator offering.
- Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – tools and templates to support the Upgrade project type, reflecting an Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 upgrade scenario.
- Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Implementation tools and templates are updated to reflect an Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 implementation scenario, including Fit/Gap analysis worksheet, estimator tool, requirements questionnaire, security configuration requirements template, and other valuable templates.
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Updates – new CRM artifacts including Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Upgrade Assessment, Database Sizing Tool, and Design Best Practices.
- Sure Step Optimization Offering – These services have been repackaged across all products to represent either discrete stand-alone services such as Developer Workshop or bundled services available to customers, such as Architecture Review, Project Governance and Delivery Review, and Upgrade Review.
You have to be a member of Partnersource but you read about it here on the main Sure Step page
You can Download and Install Sure Step 2012 and a word of warning, the download links are on the right side at the top. It took me quite a few minutes to find the link.
Also it’s pretty big at over 300 megabytes.