This phase typically lasts several weeks. The purpose of this phase is to spend time understanding what the current voice messaging system offers, taking a look at current voicemail usage behavior, and then capturing that as the requirements that Cisco Unity must meet.
GOAL: Develop project timelines, solution requirements and create a preliminary design.
T1.4 Perform a feature/functionality evaluation of Cisco Unity -- with a goal of thoroughly understanding the available feature set, including features that you might not plan to use. Why? Example More Info
T1.5 Develop preliminary design options, and include them in the preliminary design proposal. In this step, consider how legacy systems will be replaced (1-for-1? Consolidate systems? Flash cut, or gradual migration?) and the impact this will have on subscribers. Why? Example More Info
GOAL: Thorough understanding of existing VM system and its usage.
S1.1 Perform a legacy system configuration analysis. This step actually tells you how to configure Cisco Unity, allowing you to develop configuration details such as schedules, call handlers, and routing rules.Why? Example More Info