Legacy Modernization & Agile Transformation

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End-to-end IT modernization including legacy systems decommissioning and transition

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The significance of Information Technology (IT) is constantly increasing in every organization to serve the mission, achieve business goals, maximize efficiencies, and optimize resources. Business needs and technology advances are inextricably linked. Keeping pace with the emerging technology landscape can be difficult for even the most tech-savvy leaders. We can help with end-to-end IT modernization services and solutions. Our technology professionals have deep experience applying technologies to help you achieve your business goals.

Legacy systems are expensive to maintain and complex to modify. They make it hard to stay ahead of changing market needs, given how long it takes to develop and release new functionality. So, legacy systems may be limiting your ability to roll out new competitive features or service offerings, and they are also limiting the ability to compete on cost. The key question for executives: how to offer the best services to the business and customers at the lowest cost? To stay competitive, this will invariably mean that they will selectively decommission legacy systems and integration infrastructure. They will also need to develop new capabilities that run in parallel. Our proven model focuses on six fundamental priorities to deal with this transition:

  1. Proactively managing risk
  2. Customer-centric business model
  3. Optimized distribution
  4. Simplified business and operating model
  5. Obtaining an information advantage
  6. Enabling innovation

Our past performance includes:

  • IT modernization & legacy system transition
  • Legacy systems decommissioning process and implementation
  • Enterprise architecture and alignment
  • Concept of operations and disaster recovery
  • Mobility and digital government
  • Feasibility studies and proof of concept
  • System development life cycle support
  • Requirements management, business analysis, and traceability matrices
  • Application development and software engineering
  • Enterprise SharePoint support
  • QA, testing services and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
  • Web and mobile development
  • Cloud services and Big Data solutions
  • Integration and COTS implementation
  • Operations and maintenance

Enterprise Agile Transformation:

Why Agile?

As commercial and government organizations are looking for ways to be nimble to deliver their products or services in a fast-changing environment, it is imperative that their people, processes, and tools work effectively, efficiently, and in tandem to achieve the desired results. The traditional process improvement approaches focus on one area or discipline of an organization and often overlook the importance of self-organization, collaboration, innovation, and synchronization. Various studies have shown that transforming an organization to be Agile results in innovative solution, better Return On Investments (ROI), higher customer satisfaction, better quality, faster response or delivery times, and operational excellence.

Our Approach for Agile Transformation

American automobile legend Henry Ford designed a very successful “Model T” car for all people, which was named Car of the Century. Using this inspiration, SD Solutions, LLC designed “Transformation Framework” or “T-Framework”, which can be tailored to fit every organization’s vision, mission, goals and objectives.

The T-Framework uses four (4) distinct features – Discovery, Tailored Approach, Transformation and Scale. The Discovery feature involves needs assessment and helps the leadership teams understand gaps and impediments. The Tailored Approach customizes the transformation plan to fit the organization-specific needs and resolves the impediments. The Transformation step involves coaching, training, pilot, refinement and adoption. Scaling results in maturity and establishing centers of excellence.

Practice Lead

Our Director of Agile Practice and the Chief Agile Coach is a SAFe Agilist and a Certified Scrum Master. They have over 25 years of leadership experience in banking, financial services, and government organizations and led business and technology teams. They helped several organizations including US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Capital One, Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of Oklahoma with Agile Transformation, Process Improvements and directed Programs and Projects under Enterprise level Program Management Office (EPMO).

How can we help?

For a FREE and “No Strings Attached” evaluation of your organization, please contact us at bizdev@sdsolutionsllc.com or call 540-860-0920. To download a copy of our White Papers, please click here.