The purpose of this phase is to ensure that the software is ready for the delivery to users.There are objectives for the Transition phase that help you to fine- tune functionality, performance, and overall quality of the beta product from the end of the previous phase
1. Beta test to validate that user expectations are met. This typically requires some fine-tuning activities, such as bug-fixing and making enhancements for performance and usability. 2. Achieve stakeholder concurrence that deployment is complete. This may involve variouslevels of tests for product acceptance, including formal and informal tests and beta tests.
3. Prepare deployment site and convert operational databases. To get the new system up and running, you may have to purchase new hardware, add space for new hardware, or convert data from earlier systems to the new system. 4. Train users and maintainers to achieve user self- reliability. These activities ensure that the adoptingorganization(s) are qualified to use the system and have moved any necessary data from earlier systems or taken any other measures required to operate the new system successfully.
5. Improve future project performance through lessons learned. This includes documenting lessonslearned and improving the process and tool environment.
The Transition phase can include running old and new systems in parallel, migrating data, training users, and adjusting business processes.When the Transition phase objectives are met, the projectcan be closed. For some products, the end of the currentproject lifecycle may coincide with the beginning of thenext lifecycle, leading to the next generation of the same product.