Application Portfolio Management

Legacy Modernization Assessment Service

As the demand on your business systems and IT staff continues to evolve, you need a synchronized plan for orchestrating and managing your technology roadmap. Whether you’re planning a migration of key assets to the cloud, a modernization of your legacy mainframe platforms, or a major upgrade to           on-premise systems and software, having a clearly defined strategy and an informed assessment of current capabilities is essential.

Astadia uses a three-phase approach to strategy and current state assessment that has been refined during hundreds of successful engagements. Each phase is driven by clearly articulated activities and deliverables that provide you with a comprehensive view of opportunities and challenges, and concludes with a detailed gap analysis and roadmap for achieving your desired business objectives.


The Legacy Modernization Assessment Process

Phase 1 – Define Business Goals and Future Vision
During this phase, Astadia strategy consultants work with you to understand stakeholder priorities and concerns, then gain alignment on desired outcomes and success criteria. Through a series of interviews, executive meetings and discovery workshops, we help you clearly define the internal and external business pressures driving the changes. We will document restrictions and requirements that may impact execution, and ensure proper governance is in place. Our core deliverable from this phase is a comprehensive document that serves as the strategic beacon going forward.

Phase 2 – Assess Current State
Once everyone is aligned on goals, our network and cloud architects, software engineers and operational technicians will partner with your team and begin assessing the current environment. Using a variety of proprietary automated tools and methodologies, our teams conduct static and dynamic analyses on application inventories, infrastructure capabilities, cloud readiness/maturity and other related systems and processes. We also scrutinize past performance metrics for people, processes and technologies to track the evolutionary trajectory of your systems in order to provide insights into emerging challenges and opportunities.

Phase 3 – Perform Gap Analysis and Roadmap
With the future vision set, the current state identified, and all results accurately recorded, our strategists, architects and engineers work together to reveal the gaps. We begin developing the roadmaps and blueprints, reference tool stacks and architectures, solution designs and other recommendations. When complete, we deliver a comprehensive report on our findings, as well as a detailed proposal outlining priorities, project plans and schedules.


Legacy Modernization Assessment Safety and Security

Our professionals will perform all client work in a safe and secure environment. The work will be performed at your site, and at secure Astadia facilities, as appropriate.

  • Assign Astadia professionals with appropriate security credentials
  • Maintain a safe and secure project environment
  • Secure and protect your Intellectual Property
  • Deliver the Legacy Modernization Assessment results directly to you
  • Complete and secure project


Legacy Modernization Assessment Service Deliverables

We’ll produce reports and analysis over the course of your Legacy Modernization Assessment project, which typically lasts several weeks. At the project conclusion, you will receive a full set of reports and data, along with timelines for project activity.

  • Develop a project plan, including management of security-related issues
  • Deliver a preliminary package to help you prepare for the project
  • Meet with you on a regular basis to discuss the project status
  • Present final project results to you
  • Project concludes and we discuss next steps


Choose Astadia for your Assessment Service

Over the past 20 years, we have successfully completed more than 100 Legacy Modernization projects, many of which were the result of an Assessment process and an IT Roadmap. Our skills and experience with Legacy Modernization Assessment, and our proven results with clients in this category, make Astadia the best partner to conduct your Assessment service.

The Assessment process helps our clients decide the sequence of moving Legacy applications to new platforms, while the Roadmap actually spells out a sequence, and a timeframe, for Legacy Migration. In addition, we offer a number of services to help you move through the entire “Legacy to Cloud” experience.

  • Proven track record
  • Broad skill set and experience base
  • Clear path to the Cloud for your Legacy Portfolio
  • Full services across the entire system life cycle
  • Fixed price, timeframe and set of deliverables for your business


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