Everware-CBDI offers a unique and powerful modernization approach leveraging the rapid iteration principles of Agile development methodologies. Modernization initiatives are often large-scale and are bound to the legacy applications they are designed to replace, whereas Agile is best known for its success on smaller, “green-field” initiatives. Functional transition strategies, data migration, and operational continuity are all aspects that make a pure Agile approach challenging to apply as a modernization approach.
Everware-CBDI applies a proven combination of SOA, Model-Driven Architecture/Development (MDA/MDD), and Agile approaches to rapidly and iteratively deliver functionality – leveraging the “pros” and minimizing the “cons” of each approach. This is truly a synergistic merger.
Characteristics of Everware-CBDI’s Agile Modernization approach are:
- scalable engineering through service architecture and modeling provides the stable framework required by larger agile development efforts;
- model-driven code generation dramatically increases the functional scope of iterations and decreases code breakage and integration issues;
- agile techniques increase collaboration and sense of delivery urgency; and
- projects are more predictable and manageable with commensurately lower risk.