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Proven Practices, Considerations, and Common Pitfalls of Modernizing Legacy Systems
On-Demand
There really is no 'silver bullet' when it comes to approaching the modernization of legacy Software Architecture. Technology leaders involved in modernizing technologies and applications need first to evaluate legacy systems, looking at both the business and IT drivers behind the modernization goals. Choosing the right approach with the highest effect and value while also considering the cost and risk is paramount.

In this webinar we will discuss both the demand side of the reasons to modernize, the main business drivers, where new requirements cannot be met or stakeholder concerns or desires addressed sufficiently by the current application/s estate and business value, where the current system lags in terms of data, and the support it offers. We then demonstrate the consideration on the supply and their associated drivers, which will include cost and complexity. Such as the cost of operating and changing the current application may be simply be too high in relation to its value? Is the sheer complexity an issue for users? Risk is also a key consideration and we will examine some of the more compelling reasons for modernizing legacy architectures.
FREE
You Bought the Company, Now What?
On-Demand
In this 60-minute session, we will give you tips on key questions to ask during initial company evaluations, how to identify red flag answers and so much more.

If you're a portfolio company or operating partner, you won't want to miss this. We'll help you take those important – but tricky – next steps. After helping hundreds of portfolio and operating partners navigate the course, we will share best practices for value creation and growth, tackling and prioritizing risk items, defining a transformation roadmap and more.

Topics include:

  • Effectively prioritizing investment to maximize value creation
  • People and Leadership
    • Streamlining organizations for efficiency
    • Leveraging low cost development centers
Modernizing legacy architectures to
  • Enable new business opportunities
  • Reduce on-going support costs and increase quality
  • Enable migration to cloud
SDLC and Agile Processes
  • Improve development efficiency and quality
  • Ensuring quality throughout the development life-cycle
FREE
Technical Due Diligence Primer
On-Demand
In this 60-minute session, we offer tips on what to look for while evaluating potential deals, including:

  • What do you look for in early discussions, prior to a diligence?
  • How do you optimize investment objectives?
  • How do you spot red flags and what do you do about them?
  • What are the 5 things that ensure success?
  • How do you maximize ROI for post-close growth?
Our 360-view includes:

  • Technology: Understand where to drill in Architecture, Technical Debt, API's, BI and SaaS.
  • IT Operations: What are hosting models, reliability and robust disaster recovery?
  • People and Leadership: Key roles, identifying gaps and key-person dependencies.
  • Roadmap: Relationship between business and technology roadmaps and predicting costs.
  • Development Process: Agility, efficiency and engineering practices that lead to business results.
  • Professional Services: Customization vs configuration practices for successful engagements.
  • Industry Trends: Our perspective on industry trends.
  • Post-close: Best practices with case studies.

FREE
Build-Deploy-Test. Speed Up Using Lab Management in TFS
Manual rote tasks – an evil in the software engineering world. By removing repetitious tasks we can improve our efficiency as a software engineering team. Team Foundation Server Lab Management capabilities help automate the build, deploy, test tasks to continually gauge product health and allow your team to focus on the right things.

In this webinar, we take a trip through the build-deploy-test workflow and learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 Lab Management allows for easy and customizable automated builds, seamless deployment to multiple machines simultaneously, and automated verification tests to ensure ongoing high product quality. Learn how to set up your own test environments for the build-deploy-test workflow, including leveraging the TFS build system, automatic configuration of test virtual machines, and automatic deployment of your product assets including build verification tests.

Lab Management is an often-misunderstood feature in the Team Foundation Server suite of functionality. Let us dispel some of the myths and help you move forward on your path to build-deploy-test greatness.
Build-Deploy-Test. Speed Up Using Lab Management in TFS
Manual rote tasks – an evil in the software engineering world. By removing repetitious tasks we can improve our efficiency as a software engineering team. Team Foundation Server Lab Management capabilities help automate the build, deploy, test tasks to continually gauge product health and allow your team to focus on the right things.

In this webinar, we take a trip through the build-deploy-test workflow and learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 Lab Management allows for easy and customizable automated builds, seamless deployment to multiple machines simultaneously, and automated verification tests to ensure ongoing high product quality. Learn how to set up your own test environments for the build-deploy-test workflow, including leveraging the TFS build system, automatic configuration of test virtual machines, and automatic deployment of your product assets including build verification tests.

Lab Management is an often-misunderstood feature in the Team Foundation Server suite of functionality. Let us dispel some of the myths and help you move forward on your path to build-deploy-test greatness.
Build-Deploy-Test. Speed Up Using Lab Management in TFS
Manual rote tasks – an evil in the software engineering world. By removing repetitious tasks we can improve our efficiency as a software engineering team. Team Foundation Server Lab Management capabilities help automate the build, deploy, test tasks to continually gauge product health and allow your team to focus on the right things.

In this webinar, we take a trip through the build-deploy-test workflow and learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 Lab Management allows for easy and customizable automated builds, seamless deployment to multiple machines simultaneously, and automated verification tests to ensure ongoing high product quality. Learn how to set up your own test environments for the build-deploy-test workflow, including leveraging the TFS build system, automatic configuration of test virtual machines, and automatic deployment of your product assets including build verification tests.

Lab Management is an often-misunderstood feature in the Team Foundation Server suite of functionality. Let us dispel some of the myths and help you move forward on your path to build-deploy-test greatness.
Reducing Technical Debt Webinar
On-Demand
As Architecture shifts to reflect the global trends in IT, the correction is forcing the industry to examine the role and the importance of consistency in Architectural rigor and delivery.

The Architectural debt and tradeoffs an Architect makes will have increased impacts and consequences for the ability of organizations to exploit technology investments in the future. The concept of Software and Architecture debt has been around for a number of years and is not a new concept, but new technology trends have forced both the discipline and role of Architect and Architecture to examine how technical debt will impact the lifecycle of software, services and devices delivery over the coming years. In this webinar we will examine common approaches to capturing, understanding and managing Technical Debt, the business risk of not doing so and what can be done to bring it under control.
Best Practices For CI/CD Tools Webinar
Presented by Crosslake Technologies and CloudBees
On-Demand
When your CI/CD tools are automated to work together seamlessly, you can significantly improve your team's quality and productivity.

Join us for our next webinar as we discuss how development leaders and their teams are under constant pressure to deliver software more frequently and with fewer defects in production. Organizations that start on the CI/CD journey without clarity on CI/CD best practices, don't realize the full benefits. Choice of tools is very important, but a clear roadmap with incremental milestones from the current state to the future state is extremely important for success.

In this webinar we'll show a best practice complete CI/CD pipeline, using Amazon's Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), CloudBees, Sonarqube and Nexus. With the right tools working together, you can significantly improve the development team's capability to deliver high quality software more frequently.

Whether your team is already implementing CI/CD or they're just getting started, make sure you use CI/CD best practices to define your future state, identify gaps in your current state and develop a roadmap with incremental milestones to the future state. Skipping these steps can result in limited or no benefit on your CI/CD investment.
FREE
Technical Due Diligence Primer
On-Demand
In this 60-minute session, we offer tips on what to look for while evaluating potential deals, including:
  • What do you look for in early discussions, prior to a diligence?
  • How do you optimize investment objectives?
  • How do you spot red flags and what do you do about them?
  • What are the 5 things that ensure success?
  • How do you maximize ROI for post-close growth?
Our 360-view includes:
  • Technology: Understand where to drill in Architecture, Technical Debt, API's, BI and SaaS.
  • IT Operations: What are hosting models, reliability and robust disaster recovery?
  • People and Leadership: Key roles, identifying gaps and key-person dependencies.
  • Roadmap: Relationship between business and technology roadmaps and predicting costs.
  • Development Process: Agility, efficiency and engineering practices that lead to business results.
  • Professional Services: Customization vs configuration practices for successful engagements.
  • Industry Trends: Our perspective on industry trends.
  • Post-close: Best practices with case studies.
FREE
Considerations of Scaled Digital Architecture in Financial Services
On-Demand
In this event, join Crosslake's Wayne Filin-Matthews and HSBC's Prakash Sethuraman, one of the banking industries most experienced digital architects, as they explore and discuss some of the Architectural challenges facing the financial services industry when executing Agile Architecture at Scale.

They will examine some of the challenges of developing products and features at scale and in large complex banking ecosystems. While Agile is being and has been adopted by most industries, the unknown often catches development teams off guard in complex ecosystems. We will explore culture, technology, regularity concerns and how automation is reducing risk. The session will take into account how banking-at-large is taking a customer first approach to both development and Architecture.
FREE
How to Build Value in Portfolio Companies
On-Demand
In this 60-minute, interactive session, our experts will go over the key questions to ask during initial company evaluations, how to identify red flag answers, what next steps to take and more.
Topics Include:
1. Effectively prioritizing investments to maximize value creation
2. People and Leadership
• Streamlining organizations for efficiency
• Leveraging low cost development centers
3. Modernizing legacy architectures to
• Enable new business opportunities
• Reduce on-going support costs and increase quality
• Enable migration to cloud
4. SDLC and Agile Processes
• Improve development efficiency and quality
• Ensuring quality throughout the development life-cycle
After helping hundreds of companies navigate through the tricky process, we'll guide you through your first steps surrounding value creation and growth, tackling and prioritizing risk items, defining a transformation road-map and more. If you're a portfolio company or operating partner, you won't want to miss this!
FREE
Accelerating Delivery with Interim Leadership
On-Demand
As churn rate for executives continues to rise, many organizations are looking towards interim leaders to fill vacancies and support strategic improvement projects. Interim leaders represent an effective solution for organizations to meet staffing changes due to retirement, resignation, termination, or fluctuating needs. Interim leaders are invaluable assets for organizations. With over 30 years of experience, our interim leaders can drive performance and leadership programs from day one.

In this webinar, we will cover:
  • Benefits of interim leadership
  • Case studies of successful interim leader implementations
FREE
Leveraging Your Existing Technology Investment as You Migrate to the Cloud
July 24th | 10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST
Your business is doing well, your customers are happy, and you recently made a long-term technology investment. You understand micro-services will take time. In the meantime, can you incrementally benefit from cloud technologies? Yes!

In this webinar, Crosslake Technologies will discuss the benefits of cloud technologies, help identify incremental benefits and approaches for migrating to the cloud while mitigating risk and defining success.
Modern Enterprise IT
August 7th | 10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST
Modern Enterprise IT
August 7th | 10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST