How often have you heard, “The software is working just fine and still does almost everything we need it to do!” Why fix what isn’t broke? Unfortunately, the person speaking may not be aware of the unseen costs incurred. According to a report from the Whitehouse, in 2019 alone, the US Federal Government spent 80% of the IT budget on Operations and Maintenance, mainly targeting legacy systems, (which they noted) posed cybersecurity and mission risks.
Hidden Cost #1: Maintenance & Support
Hidden Cost #2: Integration & Compliance
Hidden Cost #3: Limited Ability To Grow
According to a Fujitsu Survey report, among the primary digital transformation drivers of business growth and competitiveness, greater efficiency and cost reduction are numbers one and two. By considering your options and ensuring that your system is integrated with other departments, your data becomes a valuable resource and assists growth. If you can’t grow and do what you have determined is necessary to improve your business, you are hamstrung, especially when competing with other companies in your same industry. (source)
Answer These Questions To Find Out If Your Applications Meet Todays Standards!
Question Group #1: Legacy Software Issues
Is key information in our reports automatically kept up to date?
Could we automate some of the process currently being done manually?
Is communication with customers and their status jeopardized by the current system?
Have we reached any system limitations that impact our ability to expand?
Is the current system becoming a burden on time and treasure?
Are you still using spreadsheets to organize your data?
Question Group #2: Consider Automation and Prep For AI
Is your data being collected in the right format for predictive modeling?
Could the compiling of various steps into one automated system save time?
Are their manual steps that could be automated currently in our process?
Could other departments benefit from instant access to your data?
Is the current system becoming apt to human error?
Are you currently implementing any workarounds to make the system work?
Question Group #3: User Interface and Experience May Require Updating
Is your current system’s dashboard and interface difficult to navigate?
Could your current system leave the company open to an accessibility lawsuit?
Is it possible your company’s software does not meet CA’s new privacy requirements?
Do you still develop for a single release rather than in sprints that get the product out sooner?
Do you need an experienced ScrumMaster that can help your team move forward faster?
Have you ever done a project using Agile with an experienced Agile lead?
The Fastest Way To Build Software Is “Right” The First Time!
Understanding your industry is one thing. Understanding the technology you are using is another. When you read studies that tell you that 75% of projects are doomed from the beginning, it has to make you pause before signing your name to the outcome.
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