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Revised Timeline

Categories: Deploy

We’ve reached the critical point in the migration phase where we are spending our opportunity cost. Simply put, the time we are spending to polish the migration script is dipping into our time to manually optimize content. By the end of this week, we will consider the migration script good enough. Because we spent months working […]

The Hiccup

Categories: Deploy

As announced in the Provost Forum, content migration (phase 4 in the timeline) is not going according to plan. A custom migration script was written to pick up content on our current site and move it to our new site. We know certain pieces of our current site such as navigation files, images and special […]

Stick to the Plan

Categories: Deploy

If you’ve attended a wave launch session, you know this entire project tricky. As Run-DMC says, “it’s tricky, tricky, tricky.” Even in the best of circumstances, moving to a new website is tedious and cumbersome. The only thing that can make migration smoother is planning and sticking to the plan. That’s why we’re not seeking […]

New Calendar Launches 12.18.17

Categories: Deploy

We’re working hard to launch our new event calendar on December 18, 2017 (see 8.31.17 post). The new calendar will function and filter events differently from the current calendar; therefore we aren’t able to easily import events from the current calendar to the new calendar. We’re doing our best to transfer what we can, but […]

Do the Wave

Categories: Deploy

The formal rollout plan for the website redevelopment project is final and includes four waves, with each wave having nine phases. Wave Assignments Many factors were used to determine the waves. Prospective student content received first priority. Internal content received last priority (with the exception of sites critical to the project). Sites currently not using […]