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Checklist for Data Migration

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Data migration is usually just one small sub-project within a large project.
As usual for small sub-projects not too much attention is dedicated to the data migration, which is indeed a central and critical part of the whole project.
As complex migrations of huge amount of data are not executed very often in an company, there is not too much experience with unusual situations, and the likelihood to run into one of the unusual, seldom pitfalls is very high, resulting in significant delay of the whole project.
This questionnaire contains a list of critical checks to identify and address or exclude those pitfalls in an early phase of the project, thus ensuring the confidence for keeping the time plan.
  • The base document provides background and explanations,
  • the checklist template enables quick and easy documentation of the decisions, mostly by check-boxes.
Those documents provide valuable input for
  • gathering migration requirements
  • migration planning
  • developing test cases
  • executing the migration