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Last night I visited Third Republic’s new NYC headquarters, to visit a series of SFDC-focused events they’re kicking off in 2019. There were a few friends I already know, but I was fascinated by the first discussion on the subject of Salesforce data migrations. David Masri, the Technical Director of Data Strategy and Architecture at Capgemini Invent (Global Salesforce Practice) Capgemini gave an excellent talk about how we plan to migrate and import data, and then laid out the convoluted process we actually take really take in real life, using a messy mix of Excel and various other tools to sort of get the job done.

 He then talked about attribute driven design principles and Simon Sinek’s concentric circles of asking how, what and why, that enforce standards of both the process and the data in a migration.
 A good data migration should be “well planned,” “automatable,” “controlled,” “reversible,” "reparable” and testable.

I don't usually geek out on system-design and architecture, but I was amazed by how fascinating and practically useful this subject matter was.  If you're interested in learning more, check out David's book: Developing Data Migrations and Integrations with Salesforce: Patterns and Best Practices available on Amazon. 

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  1. David Masri, the Technical Director of Data Strategy and Architecture at Capgemini Invent (Global Salesforce Practice) Capgemini gave an excellent talk about how we plan to migrate and import data, and then laid out the convoluted process we actually take really take in real life, using a messy mix of Excel and various other tools to sort of get the job done. Salesforce

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  2. I was also tremendously fascinated being able to dig into the deeper of your excellent experience on Salesforce data migration. This was totally a fine experience to me too. You depicted the whole concept so well. It's really praiseworthy and worth to follow. Here I would like to be thankful to the Technical Director Mr. David Masri for representing the precious video and of course to your for sharing this online for us. BTW would you please allow me to put a site that allows the online marketers to reach out their goad offering all in one tool. Please click here to check it out.

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