Lessons learnt when working on a migration project - Pitfalls and Preparations
I had not worked on a migration project before. I did not know if testing this project would be same / different from the other projects that I had worked earlier on.
I did learn new lessons when I worked on this project and have summed up the lessons learnt in the form of a mind-map below.
Note: If several web applications are being migrated it helps to track the progress on each relevant component meticulously.
A few other aspects which helped me (in this instance) sail through this project are:
- Assertive – Being flexible and saying no when needed
- Asking for help / clarifications in time
- Learning from mistakes
- Being practical
- Communicating – regularly and effectively
- Sharing risks early and following it up to its closure (in some instances)
Why mind map?
Because it helps me collate and share the ideas around a centralized topic better than the other modes I have tried.
If it is relevant to what you wish to share and helps you visualize better, try it.
Add on to this mind-map with your learning and / or share your comments below. Happy testing and migrating!
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