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What factors should be considered to plan a complete product migration to AWS/Cloud?
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We are planning to migrate our custom build solution (J2EE applications working on JBoss cluster) to AWS. What factors should be considered from the project management perspective?
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Hi Pavel,

Check out the below links. May prove helpful.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cloud-migra...late-alex-hobbs
https://www.slideshare.net/AmazonWebServic...lanning-roadmap
http://www.cloud-council.org/deliverables/...for-Success.pdf
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1 reply by Pavel Molchanov
May 09, 2017 6:37 PM
Pavel Molchanov
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Thank you, Andrew! I appreciate.
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This is not comprehensive, but here are a few things to consider.

From a project management perspective, make sure the basics are well covered, especially stakeholder analysis and a communications plan. If there is any downtime, make sure it is communicated/coordinated well in advance, and often. Someone is going to want to have an event that requires your software during your downtime, no matter how much notice you give.

From a technical perspective, rehearsal migrations and thorough testing will be critical. This will also help you to establish, and communicate, the amount of downtime.

Make sure you also have a clearly defined post go-live support plan, especially if multiple locations are impacted by the change. This should include separate plans for the period immediately following go-live, the following week (more or less), and, if needed, a plan to transition to normal support (handoffs, knowledge transfer, etc...).
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Thank you, Andrew! I appreciate.
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Andrew, the links are comprehensive! They will definitely help me to define the key points of the migration and plan it.
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Aaron, Thank you for the top level overview. Seems like your bits of advice are valuable for any type of migration, not only to AWS.
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1 reply by Aaron Porter
May 09, 2017 6:59 PM
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True. The type of project does not change how project management works, although it can influence which aspects of project management you should use.
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May 09, 2017 6:41 PM
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Aaron, Thank you for the top level overview. Seems like your bits of advice are valuable for any type of migration, not only to AWS.
True. The type of project does not change how project management works, although it can influence which aspects of project management you should use.

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