COMPLIMENTARY GARTNER® RESEARCH

Make Data Migration Boring: 10 Steps to Ensure On-Time, High-Quality Delivery

"Data migrations are complex, risky, and expensive — and often disrupted by unexpected challenges."

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"To avoid surprises, deliver on time, and ensure quality, data and analytics leaders can improve planning, proactively access data quality and rely on structured, technology-enabled execution."

Key Challenges

  • "With more diversity of platforms, applications, and data types, data migration requirements are increasingly complex which leads to greater risk and cost."
  • "Data migration projects often exceed their budget by 25% to 100% or more, due to lack of proactive attention to data quality issues (a problem that persists postmigration)."
  • "Data migration teams are easily overwhelmed by the complexity and scale of the migration effort, which leads to shortcuts in testing and quality assurance. The result is a turbulent postmigration experience for users of the new environment."

Strategic Planning Assumption

"Through 2022, more than 50% of data migration initiatives will exceed their budget and timeline — and potentially harm the business — because of flawed strategy and execution."

 

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Gartner, Make Data Migration Boring: 10 Steps to Ensure On-Time, High-Quality Delivery, Ted Friedman, 13 December 2019, Refreshed 8 April 2021.

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