Any modernization effort comes with risks, and potentially massive rewards. Legacy System Retirements can be some of the most complex projects possible due to their size and existing functional capacity
We employ various strategies can be used to control complexity, cost, and the risk of introducing technical debt for the sake of modernization. Our approach to planning ensures that vital functions are preserved while modernizing and taking full advantage of latest technology trends.
We start by Identifying vital functions, as well as short and long term goals. We'll look at existing documentation and code base to understand the current landscape.
Planning for a Legacy Retirement can be one of the most complex actvities, so we are careful to determine a plan of action that keeps core functions intact through the refactoring process.
As in the planning phase, we take care to develop and thoroughly test any new functions, setting up automated testing procedures where possible.
The biggest impact for people in R&D is simply that it's fun! When people have been supporting a system for some time, they will naturally come up with ideas to see what would make it better. This is their opportunity to flex those creativity muscles and try something new.
R&D offers an opportunity to reset and not only try new technologies, but to revamp or try new development processes. Adopting a successful process while implementing a new technology is a great time to break the routine and see processes in a different capacity.
Technology research is a process of opening new paths for development with minimal damage. It's about leveraging new technologies, alongside existing ones. Incrementally making technology changes.