Modernization in Place

Today we are pleased to announce that we have released The Standish Group’s Modernization in Place Report. Modernization in Place report recommends ways to modernize and update critical applications.  A highlight of the Modernization in Place report is the use rate and value of features and functions by the age of the application.  The Modernization in Place report suggests a concrete path to a successful resolution of a modernization project.  Modernization in Place report outlines the six steps to a successful completion of a modernization project. The Modernization in Place Report is 6 pages:

Page 1:  Introduction outlines the concept of modernizing applications while they are fully functional and in use.  On page one we introduce the six steps of modernization and how to prepare for modernization. There is one chart on page one and the title is “Percentage of features and functions by frequency use".  This table represents The Standish Group’s opinion of how frequently features and functions are used over the age of the application.

Page 2:  Introduces the concept of Crapola and how it affects modernization in place efforts.  On this page we also discuss the laws of Manny Lehman. There is one chart on page two and the title is “Percent of Features and Functions by Value. This table represents The Standish Group’s opinion of the value of features and functions over the age of the application.

Page 3: Presents and explains the first three steps in the six steps of Modernization. There is one chart on page three and the title is Satisfaction by Type of Project. This table represents the level of satisfaction of projects by types from the CHAOS database, covering projects from 2010 to 2014.

Page 4: Presents and explains the last three steps in the six steps of Modernization. There is one chart on page four and the title is Skill Levels of Successful Modernization Projects. This table represents the skill levels of successful modernization projects, measured by on time, on budget, and with a satisfactory outcome, from fiscal 2010 to 2014.

Page 5: Presents and explains the benefits of modernizing critical older applications.  We also discuss the risks of not modernizing them. There is one chart on page five and the title CHAOS Resolution by Project Type. This table represents the project resolutions by type, measured by on time, on budget, and with a satisfactory outcome, from fiscal 2010 to 2014.

Page 6: Recommendation on additional research and resources.

Members can find this report in the reports section of the dashboard.  Non-members must join to read this report.