The Application Analysis Envisioning Process (AAEP) identifies and classifies Lotus Domino applications based on technical and business requirements and then helps you identify the appropriate target solution for each application. This information is necessary when you're planning a migration from Lotus Domino to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform. The primary goal of the process is to encourage a standard approach that you can use to define migration and target solution recommendations as well as estimate migration costs and timelines.

AAEP identifies four distinct phases during the process:

  1. Data Collection is the process of defining a list of applications that are under consideration for migration, and collecting information from technical and business resources. Tools are used to collect technical information about the applications, such as whether the application is based on a standard template, a common custom template, if the application has hooks to other applications or tools, and if the application implements workflow.

  2. Data Analysis focuses on applications that are not based on standard templates. Additional analysis is performed to identify key functional requirements that are essential in determining the appropriate target solution and migration method.

  3. Target Solution Mapping uses the information collected in the previous phases to identify the appropriate target for each application, which may include products already implemented in the environment, off-the-shell solutions, Microsoft solutions, or leaving the application on Lotus Domino.

  4. Architect and Proof of Concept entails building and implementing a model environment to test user and data migration and to provide details for further architecture and planning.

For More Information

For more information about the AAEP and to download a white paper about it, see Application Analysis Envisioning Process.