Main skills\knowledge needed for the data migration
- Data Owners: Understanding of the legacy system data design, data structures, and business requirements
- Functional Team: Understanding of the target system data design and new business requirements
- Data Migration Team: Intimate understanding of data profiling, cleansing, transformation, and migration techniques. In addition, they need to be skilled at documenting data migration processes at a functional and technical level, be detail oriented, highly organized, and understand data structures and business requirements. On projects where there is are no one is knowledgeable about the legacy systems data design, the data migration team also needs to be able to fill that gap and have the tools and techniques needed to quickly gain the understanding of how the legacy systems work.
- Program Management: Understanding of the entire implementation and how to implement\manage the overall project plan.