So, it was my job to be the boring PM that had to explain that no one was to start coding anything until the boring analysis phase was completed.
And I was right!
Critical success factor alert - Make sure your team (both technical and functional) understand the target version as well as the current version so they can make the right decisions for your upgrade.
For a few weeks, our technical team was divided into areas of interest in the system, and had the tasks to study the AX 2012 documentation, play with the AX 2012 sandbox to get to understand what we were dealing with. None of our team had expertise in AX 2012 really, we were really early adopters!
For every key area, both functional and technical team members had to develop a document that would describe the way we cu…