2: Pre-migration analysis and findings
The port approached Influential Software to benefit from our experience with similar SharePoint migration projects. It was agreed that our consultants would carry out an initial discovery phase to assess the port’s existing content.
This phase consisted of four main elements: a content audit, analysis, report creation, and migration planning.
In the content audit the port’s SharePoint sites were arranged into a thorough inventory with a variety of auditing tools. This provided data for analysis, including internal collating, assumption testing, and planning. And this in turn informed a detailed document on the existing platform and the migration options available, along with their costs and benefits. Finally came the migration planning stage, which took the form of on-site workshops with the port’s stakeholders and IT teams.
As a result of this process, the port’s IT team found itself in a position to perform its long-awaited SharePoint migration. Without the need for further external support, the port followed our detailed recommendations to successfully migrate 10 site collections containing around 600GB of content.