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Import design patterns – Content Migration best practices
Import design patterns – Content Migration best practices

Choosing a simple, complete set of patterns: the meat-and-potatoes of a content migration analysis.  How do you take the ‘raw’ content on a network drive, and move it into a document management system with ‘the right’ metadata? How will you accomplish this on-budget and on-time? Make the hard choices during business analysis – to determine…

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Import Requirements guidelines – Content Migration Series
Import Requirements guidelines – Content Migration Series

Because Content Migration to a Document Management system usually involves a blizzard of details, it’s important to set your targets firmly and keep on track to producing usable requirements. An Environment Baseline represents a thorough, accurate description of the original content – both its structure and file distributions throughout the structure. By analyzing that baseline and characterizing…

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Environment baseline – Content Migration best practices
Environment baseline – Content Migration best practices

An Environment Baseline is the analysis and data collection effort that describes the existing content. The baseline defines the starting context for the content migration.  Any content repository which has grown over time, with contributions from many people, will conceal some surprises.  In defining the Business Requirements for a Content Migration, you best start with…

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Requirements Best Practices – Content Migration Series
Requirements Best Practices – Content Migration Series

Any large content migration can drag you into almost endless complexity – keeping up with conflicting and rapidly-changing requests and trying to make progress efficiently according to schedule. Here are four best practices to guide your approach to collecting requirements for a large content migration. When are requirements not a moving target? You need a Requirements Repository. Publish…

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