Category Archives for "Data Migration Techniques"

Data Migration Best Practices for your Next Project

In this article we present 8 activities that have been proven to improve the likelihood of success in data migration projects.Why not treat them as resolutions for the coming year?Expand, share, critique but above all learn from them and spot opportunities to implement them when conditions are right. Quick Navigation Resolution #1:Find the right data […]

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How to deliver a complex healthcare data migration: Interview with Julie Waters

Healthcare data migration projects have to be some of the most critical initiatives to get right. Ensuring the highest levels of patient data quality are obviously key but delays can often impact the delivery of healthcare services so a robust data migration delivery strategy is vital. In this interview I wanted to find out what […]

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1 Data Migration Effort Estimation: Practical Techniques from Richard Trapp of Northfield Consulting Group

How do you cope with the uncertainty around data quality on data migration projects, particularly with budgeting and forecasting effort?Please note, this post first featured on our sister site Data Quality Pro in: How do you estimate impact of poor data quality on a data migration project?In an excellent discussion on the IAIDQ LinkedIn forum […]

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Best Practices for Content Data Migration: Interview with David Katzoff from Valiance Partners

Data migration is not solely the domain of database-to-database data transition, it can often involve complex content migrations of documents and unstructured data. But how do these migrations differ to the more conventional relational database style data migrations? What is the right strategy? What techniques are involved? What are the pitfalls? We recently caught up […]

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How to Rescue a Failing Data Migration

Many members contact us with tales of data migration failure and one only needs to look in the computing press to read the high profile data migration disasters that litter our industry. 

We recently contacted John Morris, managing director of iergo and author of Practical Data Migration, for some advice on how our readers can help put their data migration project back on track if it starting to slip off the rails.

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6 tips for ‘selling’ a best-practice data migration

If your most recent data migration has failed or suffered major delays then chances are it was lacking a best-practice approach.

There are still countless tales from members and visitors to Data Migration Pro of projects being delivered with poorly conceived methodologies, a lack of data quality management, impossible deadlines and poorly skilled resources.

So how do we turn things around and convince sponsors and stakeholders to invest in a best-practice data migration?

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3 Promoting DQ Tools for Data Migration Projects

One of our members recently had a tough time convincing her peers and sponsors of the need for a DQ tool on their forthcoming data migration project. She had been pitching the benefits primarily of cleanse, citing the fact their migration tool had limited DQ capabilities so an additional toolset to manage the more complex […]

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4 The data migration go-live strategy – what is it and why does it matter?

In this post we take a look at some of the different combination of data migration go-live strategies and what they mean from a technical and business perspective.The landscape of data migration implementation options has changed in recent years so we thought a brief introduction to the different approaches would benefit our business and non-technical […]

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1 8 data migration benefits of logical and conceptual data models

The use of logical and conceptual data models is often a rarity in data migration projects but when adopted correctly they can create significant benefits for both the business and technical community.In this post we take a closer look at some of the reasons why they can prove so useful. Quick Navigation What are logical […]

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Is your data migration project lacking an artefact librarian?

In this article we have introduced the concept of an artefact librarian role. Put simple, this is the person responsible for defining and coordinating the vast number of materials and documents produced in a typical large scale data migration project. Having a dedicated resource to fulfill this role just might help your next project run […]

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What is landscape analysis and why is it important to your data migration? (Part 1 – Overview)

Does your data migration resemble a leap of faith?Are you hoping for the best and planning with a healthy dose of optimistic guesswork?If so you might just benefit from an activity termed “Landscape Analysis”.In our last online coaching call, we briefly touched on this topic and several of you have dropped us a line asking […]

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How to avoid a data migration traffic-jam: the load-rate bottle-neck explained

The key to successful data migration is to identify areas of major risk well in advance. In this best-practice article we explore the dangers and impacts caused by the “load-rate bottleneck” scenario. By following some simply guidelines we will help you spot any future data migration traffic-jams well in advance, leaving you ample time to […]

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2 Cleanse Prioritisation for Data Migration Projects – Easy as ABC?

​In this best-practice article, John Platten of UK data migration consultants Vivamex, provides a simple strategy for managing the difficult challenge of determining which data to cleanse first in a data migration project.Follow his approach to data cleanse prioritisation and help re-focus your data quality improvement strategy. Quick Navigation Why do we need cleanse prioritisation?The […]

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Extreme data Pruning – How to Cut Effort, Complexity and Cost in your next Data Migration

In this best-practices article we explore the need for data pruning in order to keep costs and delivery timelines to a minimum on our data migration projects.With some simple tools and techniques you may just find that your projects are suffering from too much dead wood in the legacy environment.It’s time to cut back those […]

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The Problem with Data Migration Scoping

Failed data migration projects are often identified in post mortem as having failed because they were “poorly scoped”.What is this poor scoping and how can it be prevented?In this best-practice article by John Platten of UK data management specialists, Vivamex, we are offered simple techniques to help reduce the problems associated with data migration scoping.It’s […]

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Why Grown Up Managers Need to Think About Managing Data Migration – A Christmas Tale

In this tale of future harmony and greater project success, leading data migration practitioner, author and speaker, John Morris of Iergo, explores the often complex relationship between IT and the “business”.John goes on to recommend some simple approaches for fostering greater collaboration between these two communities.Remember the good old days of Christmas Past? Before Information […]

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