Step 21 - Deployment

Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint


The details on this page represents the goal, activities, deliverables and resources for conducting a deployment as part of a site migration project.

The deployment is step 21 of a 24 step project delivery process Salsa has designed for migrating (or upgrading) sites from a legacy or proprietary CMS to Drupal 9.

An overview of the entire process can be found here: Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint.


5: Go live


Manage the transition from source CMS site to Drupal 9 site


  1. Decision on go/no-go based on validation exercises

  2. Manage cut-over process with GovCMS technical support team

  3. Monitor early hours/days of production 


  1. Live checklist

  2. Cutover schedule and plan

  3. Monitoring report/meeting if/as required

Resources and templates*

  1. Go live checklist

  2. Cutover plan

* to be publically available by Q1 2021 to align with the GovCMS D9 roadmap.  Reach out if you’d like a draft version beforehand.

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