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Assessment:

1) Gather User, Computer & Application Information. Dashworks seamlessly connects to your existing repositories for your critical project data. Using our certified connectors to tools like Active Directory and SCCM, your information is collated in minutes and aggregated into the central data warehouse. Further data is then layered on to add locations and departments. Finally, custom fields are applied so that a full set of project baseline data is available. Where connectors are used, this data will refresh on the schedule you define (usually nightly).

Readiness

2) Validate, Rationalize & Model Your Data Set. Once we have your data, the next step is to check the quality and remove the things you don’t care about. If you are using our Analysis+ version the system will do most of this out of the box. This means identifying applications that are not applicable for the project (e.g. driver packs, security patches, hotfixes) and ensuring that your locations contain the right number of users and computers. From here, an application compatibility status is applied automatically for all vendor apps (or can be fed from Dell ChangeBase / Citrix AppDNA / Flexera for packaged or in-house apps) to show what is compatible, what is incompatible but has an upgrade path, what is incompatible, and apps that have no further information.  Finally, we set rules to show which hardware you will support on the target operating system, and what needs upgrading. With some additional SCCM configuration, we can even tell which machines can be in-place upgraded versus those that need a wipe-and-load or new hardware refresh.

3) Create Your Project. Now you tell Dashworks how you want to manage your Windows 10 project. Create your migration paths (e.g. refresh vs. replace), the tasks you want to track, your groups and deployment teams, the emails you want to send, and the configuration of the self-service portal. This project configuration is your blueprint for managing Windows 10 migration.

4) Onboard In-Scope Users, Computers & Applications. This step moves the project into action. Your migration inherits the default readiness status, and groups can be analyzed for application readiness. Schedulers can begin their work, and reports extracted to initiate key activities such as procurement of new hardware. It is here that your Windows 10 workload begins to take shape.

5) Readiness & Scheduling. Your project resources are now moving things forward to get the users and computers to a green status. Emails are triggered to your end-users, and further data is validated and rationalized through the self-service portal. Application feeds will tell you the latest status for your application packages, while dashboards display real-time progress, and what is holding up the most users. At this point, your project engine is pumping, and you are in complete control.

Migration

6) Migration. As your readiness items complete, and your users turn green, it is time to lock in the schedule. Your engineer drop sheets are generated, final emails are sent, and the logistics activities are set in motion. Dashworks triggers the migration activity to tools like SCCM and MDT and reports back on deployment success.

7) Post-Migration & Reporting. Of course, your project does not finish with the migration activity. There are post-migration clean-up tasks that need tracking before you can truly claim success. Hard drive wipes, computer disposals, and inventory updates are just some of the things you might need to do. Generating your project status report is done at the click of a button, and you can relax in the knowledge of a Windows 10 migration well done.     

With Juriba software, the problems of IT migration command and control disappear. Running a project in multiple locations across multiple teams becomes a much simpler task. Now you can see who is doing what, how ready you are to migrate, and what (or who) is holding you up. Having a single source of project truth enables the project to work more efficiently, asking factual, data-driven questions rather than suffering endless speculation. 

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