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David Betts

09/26/2022, 12:41 PM
Migrations! The Principal Eng on our Platform team wrote up a great article on the psychology of migrations and the difficulty in sparking action. It is hard to get people to read and take action without causing panic. https://vectorbeta.wordpress.com/2022/09/24/moving-and-panic/
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Pete Kruckenberg

09/26/2022, 9:00 PM
@David Betts this is incredibly well done. Thank you for sharing, and thanks to the author (Bill?). It reads like a playbook for handling a migration.
This could have been written (the techniques and frustrations) about a migration we did last year that touched every service. 😱
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David Betts

09/26/2022, 9:06 PM
We are finding it to be a common pattern, with predicable emotions
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Pete Kruckenberg

09/26/2022, 9:22 PM
A couple other things we did that seemed to help: • we set up a dashboard to track team-level progress - this helped to visualize for everyone what efforts were being made, and what was left to do • as we got closer to crunch time, we started having regular “office hours” to help anyone struggling to get across the finish line
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