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5 Steps to Make Government Legacy Modernization a Success

Published: 02 June 2019

ID: G00373603

Analyst(s): Neville Cannon


Government CIOs face tough organizational challenges to reach consensus on business cases for legacy modernization and how big the effort should be. This five-step model guides the actions of government CIOs when planning how to deliver successful, large-scale legacy modernization programs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Commit Business Leaders and Leadership to Understand and Act on the Imperative to Change
  • Formally Measure the Organization’s Risk Appetite and Capacity to Change
  • Evaluate Your Technical Options for Change
  • Convince Stakeholders of the Benefits of Derisking the Program by Adopting Agile as the Methodology for Change
  • Manage Expectations by Close Monitoring and the Setting of Some Hard Flags Around Expenditure and Anticipated Progress

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