As a manager, how do you find yourself making decisions about new initiatives?
Modernizing a legacy application is a process of balancing very different teams to a point where new and old coexist in harmony. This is not just a story of balancing technology, but also cultures and philosophies.
It seems designing a fresh new start-up or blue-sky innovation project gets all the limelight in the media these days, meanwhile, globally, companies spend (conservatively) somewhere around US$60B on custom-built applications every year, and this trend continued in an upward trajectory for decades.
The problem is that these applications have long lifespans, and tend not to age gracefully. People’s expectations of user-experiences are so far from what these applications offer, yet the investment in the underlying technology is high and the business processes these systems encapsulate can be very complex. So how do you effectively go about redesigning the user experience of a legacy system?
This post shows three ways you can use Design Thinking to better understand how and why you should redesign the user experience of your legacy applications.
Over the past 15 years, Thinking.Studio has been extremely fortunate to have some exceptional talent. So in writing this post, I thought it would make sense to share what I believe are some key contributing factors to recruiting excellent experienced IT, design, and software engineering talent.
A look at the implications of the banking Royal Commission on the customer experiences and digital systems being used by the financial services industry
So many organisations today struggle with their data. The world of big data, analytics and predictive modelling is so attractive, yet, the perceived complexity of achieving a data nirvana is so great that data projects either spiral out of control or never start. So how can you get a handle on your current data, whip it into shape and start using it?
No matter what industry you’re in, you have to deal with complexity on a daily basis. From the complexity of computer systems you use to get work done, to the complexity of the projects you’re managing – it seems a byproduct of the information age is complexity.