Contending with Creaky Platforms CIO

Posted November 30, 2010 | |


Since the dawn of the software era, systems have generally followed a lifecycle of develop/operate/ replace. For the type of systems our company, ThoughtWorks, specializes in (typically built over the past 10-15 years), organizations expect as much as five to 10 years between significant investments in modernization. And some of the oldest core systems have now reached 40-plus years -- far longer than the average life span of most companies today!

About The Author
Matthew Simons
Matthew Simons is a project manager and distributed agile development advocate for ThoughtWorks. For most of the past 10 years, he has managed large teams that are using advanced technologies to deliver strategic enterprise systems. He has particular expertise in adapting agile development approaches to large and/or distributed projects. Mr. Simons has been involved with ThoughtWorks's distributed agile development teams from the earliest days.… Read More
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