I need to brag just a little bit. I just successfully completed migrating my team’s intranet from an old, old version of a sharepoint to a new version, with minimal interruption and downtime. The average length of time to complete a migration has been 4 months. We completed ours in less than 2, with minimal staffing.
To me, it is common sense. Answer a few basic questions. Find the right people. Communicate and verify the messaging.
What do we need to save? What can we eliminate? How can we optimize the processes? Who do we need to work with to get this thing done?
It is all about the relationships! Last Friday, it was going south, quickly. So, I reviewed the documentation, identified the key resource who should be able to help me, I followed defined procedure without complaining and BAM – today we are back in business on the new platform.