The most important part of any migration is the preparation — clean up your content, information architecture and change management processes before you begin to migrate anything, and not only will your migration go more smoothly, but you will have a healthier system going forward, which will dramatically reduce both risk and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, too many organizations fail to make planning a priority during their SharePoint migrations. Instead, they treat this powerful, complex business platform as they would any other generic server or service in their environment: They install it, hand out permissions and walk away.
We’ll explore the key steps to take to help ensure a truly successful SharePoint migration:
• Analyze and clean up your current SharePoint environment.
• Clearly define the scope of your migration.
• Understand the business drivers.
• Involve end users in migration planning
• Avoid the common pitfalls in migration planning.