#2 Prepare for take-off

You have done a comprehensive financial analysis between your current IT portfolio and a future state, cloud-based environment by incorporating multi-factor analysis of people, processes, technology and automation across multiple domains. The TCO showed that the cloud is the way for your future data management solution, and you have chosen the Snowflake Data Cloud as your new cloud platform.

You have onboarded your in-house team andmaybe even did the Snowflake MRA program but would like to dig deeper.

You are asking yourself the following questions:
What use cases to start with?
How to prepare a detailed project migration/development plan?
What should be your priorities (business, technical, or both)?
How to set up and steer your team?
Should you outsource or do it in-house?

How to build a detailed architecture, ELT, data marts yes or no?
Introduce new BI and data science tools that would fit better or migrate the old workloads?
How to prepare for testing?
Can we do the lift and shift as is or do we need to re-engineer?
What can you automate?
Do you need a backup scenario?
What are the potential bottlenecks and pitfalls you should avoid?

This pack provides you with a guided consultation in a series of in-depth interactive workshops. Our common goal here is to help you address questions of overall architecture, project management, and final services cost.

To really comprehend your organization’s unique needs, we need to deep-dive into your business and industry. We want to know everything about your technical needs, expectations, and priorities.

Detailed documentation and project plan

  • Document the existing solution (architecture, list of dbs, db objects, schemas, security,process and tools that move data into our/out of existing solution- data ingestion tools, ETL/ELT, BI, Data science and AI…)
  • Migration use cases (draft of deliverables) and define high level strategy: lift and shift – migration as-is, reingeeniring or lift and shift + modernization and planned future architecutre diagram
  • Development and deployment process: list of existing and/or new tools for migration, production/development environment, define deployment process
  • Set priorities for migration (what data sets to migrate first, data sets depencencies to lower the challenges down the road)
  • Set up the migration team (team members and their roles on the project)
  • Migration project timeline (business and technical expectations, detailed migration plan and budget required for the Snowflake resources and migration services)
  • Risk factors (asses possible risk factors based on the strategy chosen and possible plan B)
  • Success factors (set KPIs and success metrics)

With an agile approach »think big, start small« we define project delivery concept:

  • phased project delivery,
  • MVP and in the next step deliver a prototype (in case of major uknowns).


  • A defined overall architecture, migration strategy, cut-over strategy, system testing & reconciliation strategy
  • Have an assigned project team, project roles and responsibilities
  • Get delivered an end-to-end migration schedule, including a detailed plan and list of migration tasks.

Who should attend?
Key project stakeholders. 

Snowflake Migration Assesment Tip Sheet

Download our step-by-step guide to your Snowflake Data Cloud migration project and discover the tips and warnings that will help you stay on track.