Migration Management

Virtually all projects which take place in existing IT environments require the migration of data or systems. During this process, the daily operations of the business should be disrupted as little as possible. Thus, a migration is a very sensitive and risky task for every bank. Best practices and commonly known methods or tools can be frequently applied to the development and testing of software. Those theoretical structured approaches, however, oftentimes cannot be applied to migration management in the same way.

Migrations are very complex and require meticulous planning and well-rehearsed procedures. This is needed so as to clearly assign responsibility to each participant and to make sure all the steps are adhered to precisely. The migration planning itself requires numerous tasks to be taken into account: the construction of parallels for testing purposes or the organizational preparation for the weekends where the actual migration will take place (working permits and access to the building, means of communication etc). Equally, the first days of post-migration have to be well prepared: are all users informed, have FAQs been posted, are points of contacts available to answer any questions?

We offer professional migration management of all levels of complexity. From our experience we know what is required and what has to be taken into consideration to ensure successful migrations. We help clients decide on the fundamental set-up of the migration, such as whether the migration should take place simultaneously with the production environment or separately during off-working hours, or whether the migration should be carried out in one go or in separate steps. Our consultants are highly knowledgeable about the procedures involved in migration management and equally experienced in the preparation of run books and their dress rehearsals. Paired with attention to detail and our strong networking capabilities we are a reliable partner for migration management projects.

Our services in Migration Management include (extract):

  • Compilation of run books for migration and dress rehearsals
  • Setup of parallel environments for test runs
  • Organizational preparation and coordination of migrations (communication plans, fallback scenarios etc.)
  • Coordination of migration execution (run book management)
  • Coordination between business departments, IT and project team