Has your company announced a move and made you responsible for moving the technology? That’s enough to send many folks running to brush up their resume! You and I both know though that professionals will buck up and get through it but it’s a lot of work, a lot of responsibility, and failure is not an option! On the flip side though, it’s a nice feather in your cap when you run a successful move!
My first experience with a move was early in my career when I was a windows server admin at Honeywell-Measurex and participated in moving our headquarters data center from one building to another. My role was minor. I learned something though. We had an excellent IT Director who led the move. My observations from his example taught me that with good planning and diligence a move can be quite smooth and a real feather in your cap! Since then, I’ve lead two moves of my own; with responsibility for all that is IT, including end user PC/phones, the voice/data infrastructure as well as the data center. I’d like to share a few key lessons I learned along the way. Today, I’ll start with three… more will come in future posts.