Data Migrators

Our Approach

Data Migrators don't believe in saddling their clients with a rigid, onerous project process. If you've got a project to deliver you probably need access to test data yesterday!  We deliver business benefit in weeks (not months, or years) by adopting practices that allow us to respond early to the unpredictable challenges that typify the early stages of a migration initiative, then quickly build up to a regular rhythm of quality data shipments to multiple project customers.

In summary, our approach consists of two primary phases: Assessment and Delivery.

Roadmap

Our engagement starts with a short assessment leading to delivery of a Migration Readiness Roadmap. We examine the context of the migration initiative from both a business and technical perspective though a series of workshops, interviews and - wherever possible - early data profiling.

The exercise lets you establish the true-est possible view of your readiness to begin the migration project, what gaps there may be and the best options for addressing them.

We deliver a detailed report and presentation which gives you a clear road-map to reduce your migration risk, whether you engage us to execute it or not.

Delivery

The Delivery phase is where DM puts its solid experience in building migration solutions to work.

DM believes that working iteratively  - biting off chunks of your target data model at a time - is the best way to deliver business benefit quickly while discovering early on what blockers may exist.

DM brings a framework that allows short data delivery cycles of 2-3 weeks, re-enforced by build integration tests every night (or more frequently if the infrastructure allows it). Close involvement of subject matter experts (from your organisation and fellow project partners) and active direction on business priorities from data owners (usually your business unit managers or their proxies) ensure we're building the migration jobs to deliver usable data within weeks.

From the start, the iterative delivery of data aims to follow as closely as possible the migration process that will occur at go-live. This allows the project to learn what doesn't work early on, fix it and practice the process again. By the time you're ready to cut over to your target application, DM will have "gone live" many times and optimised timings and quality to the limit.

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