TDSP Lifecycle – Client Acceptance

Microsoft in the News

Microsoft Canada and the British Columbia Cancer Foundation have partnered to take a radical approach to cancer research.  By taking advantage of Microsoft’s AI and Azure, BC cancer researchers hope to accelerate the pace of research into some very complex problems.

The BC Cancer Foundation is applying a new approach called single cell genomics.  Using AI and the cloud, they will be able to analyze millions of individual cancer cells simultaneously.  By tracking cancer mutations at the highest resolution, details should emerge that will lead to targeted and unique treatments for individuals that are based on the specific characteristics of that patient’s cancer.

With this information stored in Azure’s cloud, and with the application of a little TDSP, researchers will eventually be able to predict how a patient’s cancer will respond to different treatments.  This should result in a more targeted, specific, and effective treatment, applied quickly.


TDSP Lifecycle – Client Acceptance

This is where it all comes together and where your hands-on experience in each segment of the TDSP Lifecycle will help you hand the project off to your client.

In the Deployment phase, you will have tested your model in a production environment and confirmed that the results satisfy your client’s objectives.  In this phase, you will have two main objectives:

  • Make a final validation of the system: The customer will want to see your model working in production and confirm that it meets with their objectives.
  • Project hand-off: Deliver the project to the client, including documentation.

The client will no doubt have a lot of questions for you, so come prepared.  Questions about accuracy and limits of the model will no doubt play an important roll in the hand-off.


The Exit Report:  Microsoft provides an Exit Report template as part of its TDSP bundle.  This report will include any information that the client would find useful to learn about how to use the system.

My next blog will be a short wrap-up for this series on TDSP.




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