We all pay lip service to this. It is a statement in most project plans that we will conduct a post-project review. How often they really happen is more of a moot point.

But in a data migration exercise they have an additional role to the ‘lessons learnt‘ and ‘would have been better if‘ statements. There are some activities that must happen after a data migration and some that are just darn useful.

Step 3.5.1: mopping up

We would like it if all the planned data that was expected to be loaded was loaded but it rarely happens that way.

Some data will have been knowingly left out because of pressure of time or other reasons it could not be corrected in time. The Data Quality Rules will have prepared for this ...

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