No one would assume that to move actual mountains, the right people and the right shovel will do the job, right? Then why launch into a major application upgrade with little to no preparation at all? To manage projects, you know that any change requires planning, particularly if you are shifting from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, to ultimately Drupal 9. That kind of change is a clear 8.0 on the Richter scale.
Imagine balancing 20 different applications, with different objectives, different desires, different deployment schedules, different agile methodologies, and successfully migrating them to Drupal 8. Our complex platform at the Department of Homeland Security is doing just that!
We will provide lessons learned from platform tenants we have already migrated to Drupal 8, review what that process looks like, and outline why having a process in place matters most.