Are there any best practices for moving from one platform to another?
We currently track everything in Basecamp and want to move over to Jira. We are a small team so I want to cause as little disruption as possible.
Do I move one project at a time and use 2 systems? Or mirror as much as possible and switch all at once? Do I ensure everyone is pre-trained or train them on the job?
It feels like an epic task but we need to do it now before we get any bigger.
Thanks for any ideas or advise.
Hi @Sean Clark
I mirror Pedro's advice - do it all at once.
Having two platforms can get messy if a user moves a story on one but not the other - platforms will begin to get misaligned and whilst this might be alright for the platform which is being decommissioned, it would not be ideal for the new platform to be out of sync when you move across fully.
Moving all the data at once and having a date when all users move across to it means you can do a full data migration that day and know the data is accurate.
Here's some things we've done in the past in migrations:
If you're a small team you'll be more adaptable than a large company. Keep it simple, move what you need and keep an archive of your previous platform in case users need to refer back to the "old data" for a reason.
My best bet was to migrate every thing at a time. Will create less hassle between the coworkers.
Atlassian have a small document on how to import data from basecamp.
To make the training, I would think in crating a copy of the date on the basecamp, previously from the full migration and train all the people with that. With that they will be making examples with data they are familiarized, will be much easier, and they will understand it better.
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