Gartner Research

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

Published: 05 December 2014

ID: G00263940

Analyst(s): Mei Selvage

Summary

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

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