Cutover & BAU Planning

Cutover & BAU Planning

Planning & Executing Cutover Plan

We can assist in creating a detailed cutover plan, with ramp-down and ramp-up tasks defined, dependency highlighted, and clear definition of roles

Transition into Hypercare & BAU

Post Go-Live, we can also assist in preparing a detailed plan for Hypercare and transition into Business as usual (BAU) mode.

Data Solution

We can deliver simple to complex data projects


We can create an AS-IS map of your current data – Masters, Transactions and Historical. We use automated tools to arrive at a report quite rapidly.

Action Plan

Based on the generated report, we create a detailed plan of action along with a KPI definition and sign-off


Whether it is a lift and shift or extract-transform load, we have the tools and knowledge to “move” your data from legacy to target. We can also do archiving.

Knowledge Transition

We can either hand over data knowledge to your Business SMEs or create extensive blueprints and governance document for easy reference.

6 Steps to A Smooth CUTOVER

Step 1 - Plan, Re-Plan, and Plan Again

The Cutover Plan is crucial, outlining tasks with clear interdependencies, durations, and responsible persons. It functions as a storyboard, providing a seamless overview of the total elapsed time from start to finish.

Step 2 - Find Our (Critical) Path and Follow It Till We Are Out of the Woods

Identify the critical path for our cutover plan and the roadmap to success. While overall progress is regularly reported and managed, the dynamic critical path remains our focal point. It's the key differentiator between success and failure, adapting as needed while staying true to our original plan.

Step 3 - Technology A Friend and an Enemy

Technology, even non-humans, can be unpredictable. A simple networking issue delayed a system copy task by 12 hours, pushing the go-live by 6 weeks. Another incident saw a Production Server failure during data load, resulting in a loss of 9 crucial hours in the cutover window.

Step 4 - Business – The Be-All End-All

Our project team strives for a fit-for-purpose system. During cutover, we ensure seamless integration of technical and business tasks. Engaging stakeholders early with clear objectives is crucial to avoid delays and understand the domino effect of any setbacks.

Step 5 - Keep Talking Even When Nobody is Listening

Effective communication is vital for cutover planning success. Cutover Managers engage with stakeholders, addressing questions and ensuring everyone is aligned. Some projects use videos and podcasts to share cutover strategies on the organization's portal for clarity.

Step 6 - Celebrate, Enjoy and Document

After a successful system launch, it's time to celebrate the team's hard work. Rotate well-deserved time off for everyone, but don't forget the crucial step—documenting key learnings. Cutover Manager's duty extends to comprehensive documentation for future use and audits.