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Building a Multiplatform Application Modernization Business Case

Published: 06 July 2018

ID: G00356420

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden , Thomas Klinect


Application leaders often struggle to develop successful application modernization business cases, especially across multiple platforms. Those who succeed take a business-focused approach, chunking the work to target the most critical business capabilities, and delivering in multiple waves.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Improve Application Modernization Business Case Success by Focusing on Four Critical Sections
    • 1. Problem Statement
    • 2. Technology Migration
    • 3. Project Description
    • 4. Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Ensure Through Business-Led Analysis to Select Only Applications That Contribute to Critical Business Capabilities
    • Ensure a Complete Understanding of the Applications Selected for Modernization by Performing Automated Code-Level Analysis
  • Structure the Business Case to Dictate Multiple Smaller Waves of Application Migration
  • Implement a Continuous Modernization Program to Retain Modernized Applications' Fit for Purpose

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