Legacy Data Migration Is a High-Risk Project — Be Prepared!

Archived Published: 05 December 2014 ID: G00263940


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Most organizations are ill-prepared for the complexity of legacy data migration. Engaging business to ensure proper data architecture and governance is a key but often missed step, resulting in cost overruns and schedule delays. Adopt this four-step road map to succeed in your projects.

Table of Contents

  • Problem Statement
  • The Gartner Approach
  • The Guidance Framework
    • Prework: Assess Costs, Risks and Benefits of Legacy Systems
    • Phase 1: Set a Solid Foundation on the Four Pillars (Data, People, Process and Technology)
      • Data Pillar
      • People and Process Pillars
      • Technology Pillar
    • Phase 2: Create a Target Data Architecture and Governance
      • Data Pillar
      • People and Process Pillars
      • Technology Pillar
    • Phase 3: Rapidly Deliver a Sustainable System
      • Data Pillar
      • People and Process Pillars
      • Technology Pillar
    • Phase 4: Operationalize Sound Data Management Practices
      • Data Pillar
      • People and Process Pillars
      • Technology Pillar
  • Risks and Pitfalls
    • Related Guidance
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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