Creating the Migration Document

The migration document can now narrate the process detailed in the project plan. The project plan does not need to be 100% complete, but the order of the steps and the strategies for testing and implementing will be identified. Generally, the migration document is similar to the structure of the design document (a reason why many organizations combine the two documents), but the design document relates the design decisions made and details the end state of the upgrade, whereas the migration document details the process and steps to be taken.

The following is a sample table of contents for the migration document:

• Executive Summary

• Goals and Objectives of the Migration Process

• Background

• Risks and Assumptions ...

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