How we set-up the Governance for a multi-function, multi-site Oracle Cutover so that risks & issues were transparent and clearly understood by the Programme Board, resulting in informed and in‑meeting decisions, safeguarding go-live.
In complex implementations like Oracle cutovers where the system itself is complex and has many interfacing systems there are many likely causes for issues. The perfect cutover requires “4 rights”: doing the right things at the right time and doing things right and in the right order. To create Governance with full transparency on risks & issues requires a mechanism that reports against these “4 rights”. This mechanism depends on having three components in place:
The governance had a transparent view of risks and issues and last minute surprises were avoided. As a result the Go / No-Go decision at each gate was based on a true understanding and assessment of risk, not a mechanical Yes/No on the criteria. The Programme Board was therefore in a position to make informed and in‑meeting decisions, safeguarding go-live.
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