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Proven Practices, Considerations and Common Pitfalls of Modernizing Legacy Systems
Date: 6/18/2018 @ 9am PT
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.
You Bought the Company, Now What?
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 lifecycle
Technical Due Diligence Primer
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.

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
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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.