Category: IS Modernization

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From application workflow to user journey

User experience User experience is the holy grail today.The prime goal for any new information system, for any substantial system modernization. User centric attitude is more than a trend: without users the system is nothing but a cost dead end. Even worse, losing users or driving users to get lost means losing their confidence in

MDE shuffled again

Some background (click to show) [show][hide] Almost nine months after my last post on this blog. What happened? I got a baby! She’s ten months old now and she has taken a big place in my “spare life”. Also I started others blogs. So, I take this long break as an opportunity to think again

Only 4% of IT projects benefit from a double dream team effect!

I was debating yesterday about how a small, smart, agile, efficient, architecture minded developers team could achieve an IT project development in time, with high quality results and smiling end users. That is true. They can perform this better than a very much bigger team of less efficient developers. Not a surprise! But what about

ROI strategies for IS Modernization

IS modernization projects have a difference with IS evolution projects: unlike a new application or an application which evolves on business demand, an application to be modernized does not bring any direct new business related functionality. So, at first glance, IS modernization projects are unlikely to be sold to CEOs, unless… To better focus on

Path from ADM to MDA

The Architecture Driven Modernization (ADM)(*) approach to migration projects follows a three steps workflow: Full source code reverse modeling, Model transformation from source architectural  model to target architectural model, Target code generation combining target architectural model generation and algorithmic source code conversion to target programming language. The Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approach to application development projects

IS modernization process vs target architecture

Question is: in an ADM automated process, has the target architecture definition to be part of the process? Or has it to be (pre)defined regarding enterprise architectural IT plan? Answer is: both but enterprise business needs rank first. In an ADM process, a transformation path has to be found from the source code to the

IS modernization: kinds of move

IS modernization means replacing IS components by other components which, while delivering the same functionalities to end users, bring business advantages or costs kills, or reduce business risks. IS evolution that brings new functionalities or an adaptation to an enterprise organisational move is not called IS modernization but… IS evolution! Business advantages: reducing time to

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