A STUDY OF AGILE INTRODUCTION IN MANO TRANSFORMATION
There is a major change undergoing in telecom today, as a result of which there is a shift towards cloud-based deployment from traditional native approach. MANO defined the cloud orchestration approach for ease of deployment and automation in a cloud environment. Today both for telecom operators and telecom vendors providing the network software and equipment, the target is to improve the ease of deployment so as to remain ahead of competitions and as well as ensure quick service introduction. This study focuses on adoption of agile methodology for enabling cloud orchestration. There is a scope of improvement that is observed when we bring in Agile methodologies. Also the current challenges indicate that the present methodology is not enough to achieve the transformation at the rate at par with which the rapid development of the converged services and technology is happening. A significant proportion of organizations focusing on cloud-based infrastructure transformation follow and combines some IT management frameworks e.g. ITIL. At the organizational level, they often act in accordance with ETSI MANO or TM Forum defined standards which talks of people, process, tools, information and integrations. The purpose of this paper is to define how integration of Agile into ETSI MANO can improve efficiency in the telecom processes and present a methodology for Telco business process transformation harmonizing ETSI MANO and Agile.