[afripv6-discuss] IPv6 - Balancing Planning with DOing (was 6 Steps for Jump-Starting IPv6 Adoption in Government)

Victor Ndonnang ndonnang at isoc-cameroon.org
Wed May 23 21:29:06 SAST 2012

Dear Mukom,

Thank you very much for your reaction and clarification. You completely right. Planning is a key of success but you cannot succeeded in a project by just planning; you have to act for real result. For me Planning help to act or do efficiently. Talking about IPv6, I can say Planning is an ingredient for smooth transition. 

My statement was a question and not an affirmation and I'm happy to get more from you about it. My view was to say that people have to start planning about IPv6 adoption and deployment now even if there is no real necessity to avoid jumping when the will be appropriate moment.

You know, I'm not an IPv6 expert, My role as an Internet User is to raise awareness and urge those who have to act (ISP, Content provider, DNS provider, IXP managers, governments...) and let us take advantage of IPv6. 
Thank you once again for your advice, we will consider during the implementation of our projet by acting more than planning.
Best regards,

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Objet : [afripv6-discuss] IPv6 - Balancing Planning with DOing (was 6 Steps for Jump-Starting IPv6 Adoption in Government)

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Mukom Akong T. <mukom.tamon at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Victor Ndonnang
> <ndonnang at isoc-cameroon.org> wrote:
>> So IPv6 adoption and deployment is more about planning than anything else?
> To paraphrase someone "Plans are NOTHING, planning is EVERYTHING". I'd
> say IPv6 adoption is 95% DOing and 5% planning.

No takers? Let me re-phrase so my message doesn't get lost in
translation. Planning is very important , it enables us set goals (how
would we know when we have 'deployed' IPv6?) and anticipate the
environment (what effects will it have on my current operations,
finances, processes etc?), ensuring that the project gets done right
as much as possible the first time.

Planning has to stop and some point (maybe not completely) and
DOing/Implementation has to start. I fear that we don't get stuck in
planning .... planning ... planning mode.

Almost every single deployment case study you will find follows some
variation of the Plan>>Do>>[Check>>Act] cycle. So if you have deployed
IPv6, could you please share with us

a - How much of total project time went to planning vs doing?
b - Did the planning phase a discrete one or it happened
intermittently over the project life-cycle?
c - Looking back on the challenges you faced, what else could you have
changed done differently during planning stages to ensure a smoother

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