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What is UAT Testing?

  • The purpose of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is to test use cases, that is specific day-to-day operations in the life of an end-user and their required tasks to perform their job function
  • UAT Testing differs from System Testing in that System Testing is focused on software functionality.   UAT Testing is focused on job function, that is day to day operations can be performed.  Therefor access to Ivanti Service Manager (powered by HEAT) is not needed to build UAT Test cases, in fact it is discouraged to use HEAT as your focus should be on building use cases about day to day operations, operating procedures, such as Logging an Incident, searching for customers, assigning 2nd level support, and so on.
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  • Regression testing refers to testing of existing functionality to ensure that recent changes do not adversely affect existing features.  For example, when implementing Asset Management, the existing Incident functionality is tested to test use cases such as creating an incident, creating a task, updating incidents, closing tasks, incidents, etc. In addition to UAT Test Scripts, you will want to do a comparison of existing workspaces, existing functionality, and existing features, to ensure existing functionality has not been impacted.

If you’re looking for sample UAT Test Scripts, be sure to contact us!

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Ivanti Best Practices

With Ivanti Implementation experience going back to 1996, the Ivanti Best Practice System is a result of years of experience, knowledge, and proven methods.

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a19 Consulting has been providing Ivanti Professional Services for Ivanti Service Manager (formerly HEAT IT Service Management by Frontrange), since 1996, and it shows!

Developed by a veteran Ivanti Consultant and Systems Developer, who has consulted for and mentored Frontrange Business Partners (Change Control, Avante Solutions) and Ivanti Business Partners (Kifinti Solutions, DDS IT) alike.

Implementations around the world have benefited from the Ivanti Best Practice System

The ITxM Space (ITSM, IT Service Management, ITAM, IT Asset Management) has never been more exciting, as is the transformation to ESM (Enterprise Service Management).

Lets take your Ivanti Implementation to the next level, with the latest solutions, best practices, workflow automation, integrations, and so much more!

Best Practices for almost every sector, including, but not limited to Government, Financial, Insurance, Communications, Information Technology, Energy, Utilities, Education, Retail, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Aerospace, Entertainment, Food, Health Care, Transportation, Engineering.

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from Austria and Australia to Brussels, Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Frankfurt, Georgia, Halifax, Italy, Kelowna, London,  Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Penticton, Quebec, Rochester, Singapore, Toronto, Utah, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Zurich

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WHAT IS ISM BLACKOUT?

Blackout, is a point in time in the development process when a system becomes unavailable (off-line) by design. The term comes from Electricity “blackouts” when there is a complete electric shut down.

An a19 best practice is to take the UAT system off-line when UAT is undergoing maintenance or configuration in preparation for End User Acceptance testing. This is to prevent any unauthorized access by end users that might want to start testing the system before it’s ready, which is never a good idea. After all, you don’t call the building inspector until you’re up to code, right? Leaving UAT available during configuration can be disastrous. Don’t make this rookie ISM mistake, you will thank me later!

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Scope of Work Priorities

When you are gathering Ivanti Service Manager (ISM) and Ivanti Asset Manager (IAM) requirements to build your Solution Design Documentation and Scope of Work (SOW) there is one very important best practice. Set Implementation Priorities!

Setting Priorities for your Ivanti Service Manager Project

Scoping is an art of finding the right balance between effort, benefits, and long term gains. Quick Wins should be your 1st Priority (P1) followed by long term gains which are Priority 2 (P2) and have the highest benefits.

For example, on a recent Asset Management implementation the core project team determined that the quickest wins and highest benefits would be asset scanning and a foundation for procurement and assets (hardware and software) that we could built upon on future phases.

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ITSM Priorities by Benefit and Effort

That lead us to this high level scope:

  • P1 – Ivanti Asset Manager | Asset Bar Code Scanning
  • P2 – Ivanti Software Asset Management (SAM)
  • P3 – Ivanti Hardware Asset Management Enhancements

What this meant was that we would build asset scanning capabilities not only for assets but also packing slips, replace the existing purchase order tracking excel sheets, and vendor inventory tracking sheets from Softchoice and various software vendors, with an Ivanti Service Manager product catalog for hardware and software, utilized the purchase order workspace for sales orders, enabled contracts and entitlements for software inventory, and built a softchoice integration to automatically update invoice and shipping information and functionality to reconcile against packing slips and purchase orders.

These were just our P1’s and P2’s! With further integration to discovery tools, enhancements to assets, and workflow automation for P3. Of course keep in mind that upon project completion some of the other requirements from the parking lot will become P1’s and P2’s and the cycle begings.

Along the way we identified more quick wins that improved overall product usability and project tracking:

  • Ivanti Service Manager | Administrator Level 2 Role – for limited admin access with dedicated top level tabs to manage assigned validation lists and some configurations without full administration console access
  • a19 Consulting Tracker – a custom built project tracking tool by a19 Consulting with backlog, artifacts, parking lot, status updates, project dashboard, heat release project and package tracking, to-do list, and many more features
  • a19 Consulting Change Control with Announcements, Alerts, Notifications, and approval process for User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • a19 Consulting UAT Test Scripts Workspace for ISM Administrators and Consultants to develop test scripts, run test scripts, log defect, pass/fail tests, request enhancements and identify show stoppers, must-haves, and nice-to-haves

If you would like more information for the a19 Ivanti Best Practices Tool set or need help defining and executing your scope of work please contact us!

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Former Kifinti Solutions Consultant releases Ivanti Asset Manager Best Practices System

Providing Ivanti Professional Services to Fortune 500 enterprise clients and Ivanti business partners (Avante Solutions, Kifinti Solutions, DDS IT, and others), worldwide, since 1996, we have developed an Ivanti Asset Manager Best Practice System to complement our Ivanti Service Manager Best Practice System to deliver superior results by implementing simplified standard business processes and improved simplified interface that enables you to do more with less and cut implementation and consulting costs significantly.  

“It takes time to develop an overnight successful Ivanti Best Practices System. In our case over 2 decades of HEAT IT Service Management and Ivanti Service Manager experience.” says Gregor Anton, a former Kifinti Solutions Consultant, and unique and distinctive authority in the Enterprise Service Management space with his consulting and development experience and extensive insight to best practices going back to 1996 with the HEAT and now Ivanti Service Manager (ISM) and Ivanti Asset Manager (IAM) products.

Providing HEAT ITSM Best Practices and now Ivanti Best Practices, with his tried, tested, and true implementations, and upgrades, Gregor now focuses on his company, a19 Consulting, and his a19 Ivanti Best Practices System.

Gregor has been developing, streamlining, and implementing best practices and latest solutions for fortune 500 companies and Frontrange Business Partners (Change Control, Avante Solutions, Kifinti Solutions) and Ivanti Business Partners (Kifinti Solutions, DDS IT), worldwide.

The Ivanti Asset Manager Best Practices complement the already successful Ivanti Service Manager Best Practices System that Gregor has developed.

Hardware Asset Management features include improved Asset Scanning and Procurement Processes, an integration to Softchoice and many other Vendors, as well as Product Catalog Maintenance features. Software Asset Management also takes a front seat with Vendor integration, contract and entitlement management, and best practices to guide through Software version maintenance, to name just a few features.

Gregor and a19 Consulting were able to work with us to align our working processes with the workflows within the Ivanti Service Manager tool, leveraging a19 Ivanti Best Practices and latest solutions. The implementation team from Kifinti Solutions were helpful in getting it up and running, but we needed someone that could take EXP to the next level and configure the tool so we could utilize all of its potential,” says Steven Morin, Helpdesk Manager, at EXP.

The ITxM Space (ITSM, IT Service Management, ITAM, IT Asset Management) has never been more exciting, as is the transformation to ESM (Enterprise Service Management).

Are you getting the most out of your Ivanti Implementation?

You aren’t. Guaranteed!

Former Kifinti Solutions consultant Gregor releases Ivanti Best Practices System for a19 consulting Ivanti Professional Services
Gregor Anton
a19 Consulting | Best Practice Systems

Give me just 19 minutes of your time and
I GUARANTEE to improve your

Ivanti Service Manager Implementation

The most important decision you need to make, to take your Ivanti Implementation to the next level is contacting us. Before it’s too late. Our resources book up weeks and sometimes months ahead of time, for good reason.  Join other Ivanti Customers and Ivanti Business Partners and contact us, we are here to help.

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Unique and Distinctive ITxM Authority

“I worked with Gregor at DDS IT, an Ivanti Business Partner that engaged a19 Consulting to provide Ivanti Professional Services to our clients and in-house staff in New Zealand and Australia, with Ivanti Service Manager (formerly HEAT IT Service Management by Frontrange).  
 
Gregor, is without doubt a unique and distinctive authority in the Ivanti ITSM space with his consulting and development experience and extensive insight to best practices going back over 24 years with the HEAT and now Ivanti ISM/IAM products.”

Neill Evans | Solutions Architect | DDS IT | Ivanti Business Partner

Contact a19 Consulting – Ivanti Professional Services and the latest solutions & best practices for your Ivanti Service & Asset Manager implementation and upgrades.

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Ivanti Service Manager Best Practices System Released

a19 Consulting has released the a19 Ivanti Best Practices System for Ivanti Service and Asset Manager

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It takes time to develop an overnight successful Ivanti Best Practices System. In our case over 2 decades of HEAT IT Service Management and Ivanti Service Manager experience.

Who is a19 Consulting?

Providing HEAT Best Practices and now Ivanti Best Practicessince 1996, with our tested and true implementations and upgrades, and these are just 2 of many Ivanti professional services.

Developing, streamlining, best practices and latest solutions for fortune 500 companies and Frontrange Business Partners (Change Control, Avante Solutions, Kifinti Solutions) and Ivanti Business Partners (Kifinti Solutions, DDS IT), worldwide.

Best Practices for almost every sector, including, but not limited to Government, Financial, Insurance, Communications, Information Technology, Energy, Utilities, Education, Retail, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Aerospace, Entertainment, Food, Health Care, Transportation, Engineering.

Worldwide Since 1996

From Austria to Brussels, Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Frankfurt, Georgia, Halifax, Italy, Kelowna, London, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Penticton, Quebec City, Rochester, Sliedrecht, Toronto, Utah, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Yellowknife, Zurich

The result, Ivanti Best Practices and Latest Solutions that will take your ITxM Implementation to the next level, ITIL, ITSM, ITAM, to name just a few.

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Contact a19 Consulting – Ivanti Professional Services for more information on the latest solutions & best practices for your Ivanti Service & Asset Manager implementation and upgrades.

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