Migrations are complex and managing end user expectations and activities associated with migrating an end users site more so. If you have a very large environment, using email to communicate will lead to chaos and unprofessional appearance to the business.

migrationdashboard

To help manage the complexity of migrations I’ve used a Dashboard of sorts in the past. The dashboard is the focal point of the migration activities which include:

  • More professional toolset for end users and overall project team
  • Communicating the purpose of the migration and its objectives
  • Master site migration schedule and realtime status
  • Providing end user support such s FAQs, Discussion boards and key contact information
  • Online training videos and reading
  • Managing communications overall
  • Managing exceptions and escalations

The dashboard functionality helps both the end user and IT keep on top of migration activities in a proactive and efficient manner. Its a site collection and sub sites with sample data to help you get started.

Interested in the template? Contact me at roncharity@gmail.com and provide a DropBox or alternative share with room for 20mb.

Enjoy!

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