Tips for Successful Data Migration.

  1. Maintain your sense of humor.
  2. Expect delays and/or road blocks.
  3. Run the data migration using traditional project principles.
  4. Secure alignment and approval from steering committee and stakeholders as changes occur.
  5. Appreciate the inter-dependencies.
  6. Understand your business process, data, system and application landscape. (Devil is in the details)
  7. Get the right software tools.
  8. Use the right resources.
  9. Plan for down time.
  10. Perform at least two dry runs (Wash Rinse Repeat)
  11. Develop risk mitigation plan.
  12. Communicate your plan early and socialize with all impacted users.

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