Before you're ready to let new hardware or software "go live" in your organization, you need to protect the existing system until everything is properly configured. That calls for a plan.
A new document in the Knowledge Network, Release Management Plan, will guide you through the process, starting with gathering requirements through the final testing stages and finally to the actual release into production.
To back way up to the beginning, check out this Master Project Management Checklist Template that starts with the initial idea and tracks the entire process through release.
You'll also find these resources in the Knowledge Network: