Data Migration Projects, Lessons from the Battlefront
Through the years I’ve been involved in quite a number of serious data migration projects.
Usually trying to fit the data of the custom build applications of one company into those of the company that acquired them.
The first thing I learned is that obviously there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for such projects.
But there are also things I run into each and every time. From the “it’s run-once code so it doesn’t have to be maintainable” attitude via “we don’t have people available, can you do the testing too” up to deadlines that seem more important than quality.
This session highlights some of those experiences, so that if you are about to be pulled into such a data migration project you may recognize and avoid some of the bad things coming your way.