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Day 1 Live Plan

Importance of a Day 1 Live Plan

A Day 1 Live Plan focuses the entire team on the vision of the first release. It also articulates the benefits and business outcomes you expect to achieve with the solution. 

Pega Express supports the creation and use of a Day 1 Live Plan because it:

  • Focuses the team on what is important for the project
  • Specifies the user volumes and associated performance expectations
  • Articulates the business benefits and outcomes to be achieved by the solution
  • Clarifies that the business understands their readiness activities
  • Provides a point of reference to revisit throughout the delivery

You can download the Day 1 Live Plan template from the Pega Express Delivery Resources page. (Please note, you may need to find, click the link, then download, rename or save the tool in order to use it for your project.)

Day 1 Live Plan explained

Creating a Day 1 Live Plan is a Pega Express strategy to document and communicate how the business operates on the day that your Pega Platform™ application goes live. Complete this plan during the Discover phase once the first Minimum Lovable Product (MLP) is defined.

The Day 1 Live Plan describes:

  • The project scope (Microjourney™)
  • A summary of the application architecture
  • A list of any data migration requirements
  • The timescales
  • The business benefits (business value outcomes)
  • The number of expected users
  • An outline of future phases
  • A description of the training required

Your team discusses the Day 1 Live Plan during the Project KickOff meeting to ensure all project team members understand the business outcomes and key objectives of the Pega Platform application they are about to build. The Day 1 Live Plan ensures that the whole team focuses on achieving the day-one vision outlined in the plan. 

Day 1 Live Plan example

The following image contains an example of a Day 1 Live plan for a release focused on talent acquisition.

Day One Live Plan Example for a Talent Acquisition Application


Release Scope: Talent Acquisition Process
For the first release, create an automated SLA governed process that manages a candidates web application through the key steps of initial screening, first interview, final interview and decision. 

Systems Change: 
Pega will manage the recruitment process, from initial contact with the recruiter through to populating the HR system to generate the offer (for successful candidates).

Data Migration :  None. 
Inflight applications for existing roles will be managed through the existing paper process. New roles posted from the 20th April will use the automated acquisition process. 

Timescales :  
The first release will be ready for use by the business in 6 weeks  - from the 20th April 

Business benefits : 
Improved candidate experienced, through better communication and visibility of their application through out.
Robust SLA driven process that recognizes the need to talk and secure candidates quickly before losing them competitors who can move fast.

Expected Users:
500 applicants a month/10 recruiters/100 recruiting managers

Future phases  :
Release 2: Integration with Linkedin  Release 3: Preferred recruiter integration Release 4: Employee referral process

Training :
Recruiter training to understand key strokes and SLAs
Manager training for SLAs & to feedback results into the system

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