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SPaMCAST 466 - Ross Smith, Legacy Application Modernization
Oct 29, 2017 · 32 min
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SPaMCAST 466 features our interview with Ross Smith.  Ross and I discussed legacy application modernization.  Legacy application modernization delivers quantitative and qualitative value to organizations. Modernization can breathe new life into old applications.  We also discussed why organizations sometimes avoid biting the modernization bullet!

Ross Smith is Chief Architect at PITSS America.  He has been on the PITSS team for five years, a time during which the company transformed from an Oracle Forms upgrade vendor into a business process and application transformation provider.  He recently spoke at Oracle Open World about the untapped potential of leaving vital legacy applications out of a digital transformation strategy, and the realities of integrating them into a modern enterprise environment.

Email: rsmith@pitss.com Web: https://pitss.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-smith-5427497

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Re-Read Saturday News

This week we re-read Chapter 2 of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability: An Introduction by Daniel S. Vacanti. Chapter 2 is titled The Basic Metrics of Flow. We go deep on WIP, Cycle Time and Throughput.  Powerful metrics that every team needs to understand and leverage.  Buy your copy today and read along!

Previous Installments

Introduction and Game Plan

Week 2: Flow, Flow Metrics, and Predictability

Week 3: THe Basics of Flow Metrics

 

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Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 467 features out essay on value. Value is the most talked about and least understood concept in Agile. In terms of software development, enhancements, and maintenance the value of a piece of work is the worth of the outcome that results from doing the work.

We will also have columns from Jeremy Berriault and Gene Hughson.

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