1. Engagement: Insist on active “Business” engagement at each step of the migration. The greater business engagement, the greater likelihood of overall migration success.
2. Rules: Maintain a clear understanding and documentation of business rules to allow for the determination of complexity, scope, effort, and associated risk.
3. Data Standards: Clearly define data standards to enable the determination of overall data quality and assist in the determination of complexity and scope.
4. Data Quality: Bad data increases the complexity and risk associated with the migration. Focus on data quality, cleansing, and enrichment as the first steps in your migration.
5. Timeliness: Ensure the availability of data to prevent delays in testing, validation, and potential disruption to the underlying system.
6. Complexity & Scope: Maintain a clear understanding of the complexity and scope of your migration project. Complexity and scope-creep underpin resource allocation and represent an increased risk.
7. Risk & Management: Document comprehensively. Effective risk management directly affects the overall likelihood of project success and allows for a proactive and nimble response.
8. Test & Validation: Rely on effective and routine testing and validation to confirm data quality, mitigate risk, and clarify overall complexity.
Written by Donald Dill, Data Migration Lead.
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