The attached project template has been created to assist IT Project Managers tasked with planning, preparing their environment for, and executing a Proof of Concept for IBM SmartCloud Notes Hybrid. It assumes the Proof of Concept includes transition of a limited number of existing on-premises Notes users and their data into the SmartCloud Notes service. It also assumes the Proof of Concept will use both Transport mechanisms: FTP and NAS.
The set of tasks is not intended to be comprehensive; rather this is a set of tasks that are typically considered and expected while planning a Lotus Notes cloud transformation project.
The individual tasks in this template can have a wide variance in elapsed time from one IT environment to the next. A great deal depends on local circumstances such as availability of staff for the project, availability of servers for the project, willingness of end users to participate, and how recently Domino Server and Notes clients have been upgraded. This timeline identifies predecessor task relationships, but does not estimate elapsed time or resources required for each task. Where IBM has observed a great deal of variability in execution, that has been noted.
The IBM Software Services for Collaboration team hopes you will find this helpful in planning your IBM SmartCloud Notes Proof of Concept.