August 6th, 2013
As previously mentioned in our Data Primer blog, we will be diving into the phases of Data Migration. The first phase of a Data Migration project is the Design phase. Your team will be prepared to spend ample time during this phase to correctly and completely define the migration design strategy prior to beginning. Since 80% of Data Migration projects run over time, budget, or both, this is a crucial step to the project’s success.
During this phase, several very important foundational tasks need to take place:
It is of utmost importance not to make assumptions during this phase, be certain to check and double check the above components, gathering all necessary detail in its entirety.
Once these areas have been completed and fully documented, your team will move on to the next phase: Extraction.
Ranganathan, Swati. "Phases of Data migration: Design."Process Improvement Demystified (blog), http://improveprocess.blogspot.com/2009/07/phases-of-data-migration-design.html (accessed July 5, 2013).
Levine, Robert. "Data migration strategies." Wikibon (blog), August 17, 2009. http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/Data_migration_strategies
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