Started six weeks behind, finished six weeks ahead.
A global systems integrator established a large acquisition project, which included Microsoft consolidation, infrastructure and security. The scope entailed the migration of 30,000 mailboxes within a year. Our client was six weeks behind schedule, facing significant financial penalties and legal conflicts if the deadline was not met, so they turned to Oxford for project management expertise.
We supported the client’s consolidation project with an Oxford industry expert. The consultant’s extensive experience in Office 365™ and Microsoft™ cloud platforms included more than 125 projects and the migration of over a million people. He stepped in to lead as technical architect of the global project team, impacting more than 50 countries.
In addition to providing senior-level guidance, we also placed several skilled consultants to ensure all aspects of the project were supported with the right talent.
The Microsoft project team not only migrated 30,000 user mailboxes in less than six months, they completed the entire consolidation six weeks ahead of schedule and under budget. Throughout the project, our lead consultant was considered their go-to person to resolve many complex issues. His broad technical expertise enabled our client to quickly address network, performance, deployment tool, Microsoft Exchange and many other issues – guiding the team to recover from major delays.