Modernizing Your Legacy Application

Modernizing Your Legacy Application


The company faced significant technical debt from previous software developers who built software that did not align with business goals, design, or completion requirements. Changes in the business resulted in numerous unfinished lines of code, features, and updates. Years of multiple software developers and business initiatives accumulated a mountain of technical debt, growing with every additional line of code. Operating costs to support this application increased by 15% each year without major feature enhancements. Every change had to be executed surgically to avoid breaking other systems. Over time, the application became a 15-story building on sand with minimal documentation. Additionally, they lacked visibility into their data, making it impossible to determine accuracy until after a transformation was completed.


Faced with rising costs, the decision was made to develop a new application alongside the existing legacy one. This approach resulted in two roadmaps: one to stabilize the current legacy application for ongoing use and another to create a new application using modern frameworks, languages, and technologies designed for scalability. Beyond technology, a transformation of the business process was necessary, involving the gathering of business requirements and delivering a product end-to-end. Both plans moved forward in parallel with 2-week sprint cycles executed on both applications. The business process transformation involved implementing new processes, technologies, and best practices for future growth.


C#. .NET, SQL, React, JavaScript, Microsoft Azure 


The overall culture of the teams substantially improved. The stress of constantly trying to meet business expectations, prevent system breaks, and release products was alleviated for the technical teams. The communication gap between the business and technical teams improved dramatically. Business requirements were organized using Jira, and tasks were efficiently assigned to each developer. Delivered features increased by 300% year over year, fostering a new culture of productivity and efficiency. Additionally, onboarding new developers became easier, and data prediction scalability and profitability tracking were enhanced. Finally, a real-time dashboard was created to efficiently display customer needs, representing cutting-edge innovation in their industry. This innovation played a crucial role in acquiring a major customer away from their competitor!

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