The project migration plan phase involves the implementation of design engineering — the fundamental baseline that feeds the work instructions for the team. There can be many elements incorporated into the project migration plan. Critically, the plan must include the go/no-go gates, training and integration, rollback and recovery. Always look for testing early in the project migration plan. A migration plan without rigorous test points is certain to have annoying problems crop up, and, potentially expensive ones.
The security executive's role as a risk manager comes to the forefront during the next phase, execution. Both short- and long-duration migrations are almost certain to have unforeseen complications. Putting those problems into a risk context and supporting the implementation team to manage them will ensure those problems are overcome.
Migrations, regardless of the technical elements and relative complexity, are serious endeavors. Make sure your next migration has guaranteed success by managing it using a structured process.