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					Proposed AMIT SMT Methodology
      and Release Strategy

                            March 9, 2010
                    Objectives

• Review Proposed Enhancements to AMIT SMT Methodology

• Review proposal for Change Control Process for SMT Application
  Development

• Review proposal for Issue Escalation Process

• Review and Gain Consensus on Proposed AMIT Process Methodology and
  Next Steps
                               AGENDA
•   Proposed Enhancements to AMIT SMT Methodology
     –   Enhanced Methodology Overview
     –   New Scope Phase and Scope Deliverables
     –   Technical Design Phase New Deliverable
•   Proposed Change Control Process
     –   Change Control Process
     –   Change Control Form
•   Proposed Issue Escalation Process
•   Proposed AMIT Methodology and Next Steps
     –   Release 1 Functionality Matrix
     –   Release 1 Business Process Flows
     –   Release 1 Business Technical Flows
     –   Release 2 Critical Success Factors
     –   Future Business Requirements Review and Prioritization
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          TEXAS


Proposed Enhancements to Smart
   Meter Texas Methodology
                   Enhanced Methodology Overview

                                                         Scope - AMIT                        * Enhanced Deliverables in Red
     COMMUNICATIONS                     1.   Functionality Matrix and Priorities
      1.   Market Email Notices         2.   Business Functional Flows                       * Existing Deliverables in Black
      2.   SMT Status meetings          3.   Business Process Inventory
                                        4.   Release Critical Success Factors
      3.   AMIT meetings




                                               Business Analysis - AMIT
                                        1.   Business Requirements
                                        2.   Use Cases




        Functional Design – SMT Team     User Interface Design – AMIT &SMT              Technical Design – AMIT & SMT Team
1.   Requirements Traceability Matrix                   Team                       1.   Technical Requirements Definition and Flows
2.   Interfaces                         1.   Prototype                             2.   Technical Specifications
3.   Logical Data Model                      OR                                    3.   Physical Data Model
                                        2.   Mock Up




                                         Physical Design / Build / Test – SMT
                                                        Team
                                        1. Detail Code Design
                                        2. Code – Unit Test
                                        3. Data Base Design / Schemas

      1.   Market Email Notices
      2.   SMT Status meetings
                                                 UAT Test – SMT Team
      3.   AMIT meetings
                                        1.   Test Plan
                                        2.   Test Scripts
     COMMUNICATIONS
        New Scope Phase and Scope Deliverables

The Scope Phase Provides the Following:

                                             COMMUNICATIONS             Scope
    •    Defines Solution Purpose and
         Functionality
    •    Provides Foundation for
                                                                   Business Analysis
         Release Management and
         Change Control
    •    Provides Direction and Priorities
                                               Functional Design    User Interface     Technical Design
         for the Business Analysis phase                              Design p
         and all Subsequent Phases
    •    Facilitates Consensus and
         Common Understanding Among                                Physical Design /
                                                                     Build / Test
         Participants
    •    Defines Release Critical Success
         Factors                                                       UAT Test

                                             COMMUNICATIONS
            New Scope Phase and Scope Deliverables

 Functionality Matrix Example Deliverable:
Function                                        Release     Residential  Non-     Non-Residential REP     REP    TDSP    TDSP Portal
                                                             Customer Residential     Admin       User   Admin   User   Admin Host
                                                                         User
Registration
Register Residential                              R1             x
Register Non-Residential User                     R1                       (b)
Register Non-Residential Admin                    R1                                    (a)
Register REP User                                 R1                                               H
Register REP Admin                                R1                                                      (b)
Register TDSP User                                R1                                                              H
Register TDSP Admin                               R1                                                                     (b)
Account Management
Login                                             R1             x         X            x          x       x      x       x
Change Password                                   R1             x         X            x          x       x      x       x
Reset Password                                    R1             x         X            x          x       x      x       x
Logoff                                            R1             x         X            x          x       X      x       x
Approve REP Company                               R1                                                                      H
Approve New Account                               R1                                    H                 H               H
Add New REP DUNs                                  R1                                                      H
Approve New REP DUNs                              R1                                                                      H
Alter Security for Account                        R1                                    H                 H               H      X
Mass Revoke REP (Mass Revoke any Company or       R1                                                                             x
DUNS)
Update Company Profile                            R1                                    H                 H               H
View Your Own Company Profile                     R1                       x            x          x      x       x       x      x
Update Personal Account Profile                   R1             x         x            x          x      x       x       x      x
Setup ESIIDs
Attach/Detach Single ESIID                        R1             x                      x
Attach/Detach Multiple ESIIDs                     R1             x                      x
View ESIID Access                                 R1             x         x            x          x       x      x       x      x
Remove for Dispute                                M1
                                                  R                                                                       H      x
                                                   1
   H – Host enabled in the 3/15 Release
                                              (a) limited to 1 Admin
                                              (b) unavailable
      New Scope Phase and Scope Deliverables

Business Functional Flow Example Deliverable:
       New Scope Phase and Scope Deliverables

Release Critical Success Factors Example Deliverable:


Release Critical Success Factors for Smart Meter Texas Release 1


•   The solution must provide a common web portal
•   The user online interface must be intuitive and easy to use by consumers
•   The solution must provide a secure environment for confidentiality, user
    access and data transfer
•   The solution must provide the information necessary in which the customer
    can make an informed decision regarding consumption
•   The solution must be provide a common format to manage meter and In-
    Home Device functions
•   The solution must be based on existing open industry standards
•   The solution must be based on a common interoperable platform
       Technical Design Phase New Deliverable

Technical Requirements Definition and Flow:




                                                Typical information
                                                • Portal access, Web
                                                   service, FTP
                                                • Push to REP, Pull
                                                   from SMT
                                                • Non-functional
                                                   requirements
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          TEXAS


Proposed Change Control Process
                            Change Control Process

     AMIT or Market                    PUCT Assigns                    AMIT Reviews Change
Participant Fills Out and              Change Control                Control Detail Requests at
Submits Change Control              Number and Enters                 1st Monthly AMIT Market
Detail Request to PUCT               in Change Control                Change Control Meeting
                                            Log




                                        AMIT Defines Priority and           SMT Team Conducts                 SMT Team Submits
                                          Potential Release for               Impact Analysis                   Impact Analysis
       AMIT                              Change at 1st Monthly
                          Approve                                           Including: Functions              Including the Time
     Approve                              AMIT Market Change
     / Reject                                                              Impact, Time Estimate,             Estimate, and Cost
                                            Control Meeting
                                                                             and Cost Estimate                 Estimate to PUCT

      Reject




  Archive Change                       Review Change Control                                                       Refine Priority and Define
   Control Detail                     Detail Requests & Impact                     PUCT                            Release for Change During
 Request and Mark                    Analysis at the 2nd Monthly                                    Approve       the 2nd Monthly AMIT Market
                                                                                 Approve
Change Control Log                      AMIT Market Change                       / Reject                           Change Control Meeting
    as Rejected                           Control Meeting
                                                                                   Reject



Poll Market to Identify
                                                                                                                     Acquire Signatures on
if a Market Participant                  Market
                                                           Approve                                                  Approved Change Control
  Wishes to Fund the                    Approve                                                                     Form and Submit to SMT
        Change                          / Reject                                                                    Team for Project Planning
                                                                          Archive Change
                                         Reject                            Control Detail
                                                                         Request and Mark
                                                                        Change Control Log
                                                                            as Rejected
Change Control Form – Detail Request from Market
Change Control Form – Impact Analysis
Change Control Form – Time and Cost
            Estimates
Change Control Form – Approve or Reject Sign Off
        SMART METER
           TEXAS


Proposed Issue Escalation Process
Proposed Issue / Requirements Clarification Escalation
       Process for Application Development

  COMMUNICATIONS
   1.   Market Email Notices
   2.   SMT Status meetings
   3.   AMIT meetings




                                                SMT Team or AMIT                                 AMIT Submits
                                               Fills Out and Submits                           Resolution to SMT
                                               Issue or Clarification                                Team
                                                Description Form to
                                                       PUCT



                        Jenina Manages Issue                            SMT Team Develops
                           or Clarification                             Proposed Resolution
                          Documentation for                             Options with Impacts
                         Review at Next AMIT                            to Timeline and Cost
                               Meeting




                                               AMIT Reviews Issue
                                               and Selects / Refines
                                                Resolution Option




   1.   Market Email Notices
   2.   SMT Status meetings
   3.   AMIT meetings


  COMMUNICATIONS
SMART METER
   TEXAS


  Next Steps
Proposed AMIT Methodology and Next Steps




• Release 1 Functionality Matrix

• Release 1 Business Process Flows

• Release 1 Business Technical Flows

• Release 2 Critical Success Factors

• Future Business Requirements Review
Thank You For The Opportunity To Discuss



       SMART METER
          TEXAS

				
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