Project Management Institute

Data center relocation project

the Rockwell experience

In 1992, Rockwell International closed its computing center in Texas and consolidated its function at the corporate headquarters in California. This article provides a detailed description of this successful relocation project from start-up to close-out. In addition to relocating facilities, computer tape libraries, and personnel, many critical computer functions needed to provide continuous service to the company's customers and divisions were repositioned. The communication tools used to help accomplish this project were numerous: all hands meetings, weekly work package status reports, and videoconferenced meetings. Several 96-hour service outages were scheduled over holidays in order to minimize disruptions to the business.
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