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XI 3.0 (Titan) Migration Plan

Author: MikeD /

Author notes: This project plan is a major rework of the previous version and covers all major components in installing and migrating to XI3 from BO6.5.

Version: 0.1 for Windows 2003 SP2.

The zip includes:
XI3_System_Control_Sheet - consolidation of site specifics
Supervisor_Function_Settings.xls (V6)
XI_Security.xls (XI)

Discontinued - secViewer.
New - Text import function for users etc

The project plan times and dates were guestimated - some times got altered when applying Constraint Type column.
NO Predecessors applied - apply this for project scope.

Any comments and feedback to make this more practical will be welcome.
Note: I am about to do a first XI3 migration, so I have based all content on previous XIr2 migration experiences - and manual reading.
i.e. I had to stop at a generic level on the plan, prior to applying some site specifics - and am now tired of generic planning and want to grab specifics :twisted: (206.0 KB)

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)

One suggestion. You may want to save the project plan to an Excel or HTML format. I’m guessing many don’t have a copy of Microsoft Project or the viewer installed. If you choose to do so, post a new topic in Uploads, and a moderator can merge it with this topic.

Dwayne Hoffpauir :us: (BOB member since 2002-09-19)

Thanks Dwayne - will do so tomorrow - maybe into OO (OpenOffice) as well.

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)

Hi Mike

Good stuff… :blue:


looksmee :uk: (BOB member since 2006-02-08)

Ta - it was a first pass - no practical exposure - will update as I go along.
I have already added a few additional components to the original and will pass that back next week along with an OO version.

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)

Hi Mike,

could you please save the project plan in Excel/HTML and post it back?


Sree Konduri (BOB member since 2005-07-14)

Thanks Mike, very much appreciated!

twenty5 (BOB member since 2008-01-22)

Each member has an upload quota on BOB, so a ZIP file makes the most sense - 3 of the 4 files in this zip file are Excel documents, the final one’s filetype looks like a Microsoft Project plan.

So download the zip file and extract the Excel documents. :wink:

Anita Craig :us: (BOB member since 2002-06-17)

Uh - I meant to provide an Open Document or Excel version, but never got around to it :oops: The excel spreadsheets contained in the original zip are supporting documents.
I’ve now created an excel version of the mpp - I just need someone to brief me as to the best method to take the new copy up … :stupid:

Quota ? Could you provide some info on that as I started out with what was supposed to be a Dev Life Cycle doc that is kinda spidering out to an info pack as supposed to one document :crazy_face:

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)

Each BOB member is only allowed to upload so many mb of data (can’t remember the amount). Zipping will allow you to upload more without reaching that limit.

Dwayne Hoffpauir :us: (BOB member since 2002-09-19)

I have the xls version of the mpp - how do I include it in the original zip - or add it to this thread as the EDIT function does not seem to enable an update of the orginal attachment?

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)

Hi Mike,

Can you share the project plan for BO XI R2 to BO XI R3 migration ? We are currently upgrading to BO XI R3 from R2, and I want to make sure that all points are covered.

Thanks & Regards,

pravink81 :india: (BOB member since 2004-06-30)

It is possible to update placeholder values using the SDK
Tell me if you need an example

jmaillar (BOB member since 2006-08-10)

Author: MikeD
This is an excel copy of the original MS project Plan from the download pack in the XI 3.0 (Titan) Migration Plan.

It is NOT updated - just copied, pasted and indented in excel for those that do not have MSProject.
SAPBOE 3.1 Migration.xls (68.0 KB)

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)

I’ve recreated and placed it in BOB’s Uploads section for approval.

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)

Approved and merged with this topic. See the Mike’s post from Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:02 am.

Marek Chladny :slovakia: (BOB member since 2003-11-27)

Hi Mike,
If possible, can you share BOBJ XI implementation project plan ?
Project plan for new BOBJ XI implementation.
Thanks and appreciate your inputs.


ravi.smith (BOB member since 2009-11-08)

Yes, please, I’d like to have an example.

JF Cayron :us: (BOB member since 2002-08-15)

Can you please share your project plan for BO Upgrade from XIR2 SP3 to BOXIR3.1

We are planning to do this upgrade in first quarter of 2010.
Any suggestions or help in this is grealty appreciated.


mailanuv (BOB member since 2005-11-27)

The attached migration plan formed the basis of the overall project plan. The difficult part is in determining whether to big bang or phase all the respective business solutions.

MikeD :south_africa: (BOB member since 2002-06-18)