Architectural Assessment

 

Market pressures are pushing companies to innovate and release faster to stay ahead of the competition and reduce operating costs. While companies are faced with these market challenges and opportunities they are frequently constrained by legacy technologies that are difficult to enhance and maintain. New technologies continue to emerge that enable reductions in time to market and development costs, however these technologies take time to effectively learn and adopt.

We help our clients identify and implement architectural improvements and new technologies (such as Docker, Pivotal, Microservices etc. ) to modernize their technical platforms.

 

Accelerate The Change Based on Business Impact

 

The Crosslake Team collaboratively works with your thought leaders to identify and execute on architectural opportunities. Progress is expedited using a proven and repeatable analysis and leveraging high ROI modernization techniques.

Opportunities: The current architecture is evaluated against the business objectives, domain and value drivers. Recommendations are defined and prioritized based on business impact and return.

Modernization Strategy: The technical approach for modernizing the architecture along with the recommended high-level target architecture necessary to meet business objectives.

Architectural Roadmap: A prioritized backlog and deployment strategy is developed for rolling out the agreed-upon recommendations, including high level schedule, order of implementation, resource requirements and measurable business outcomes.

Execution: Solutions are derived from industry best practices and implemented on an agile basis and integrated with the development backlog and cycle. Consistent and regular measurement and analysis of results maximize the benefit of the changes.

Success Stories

 

Here are samples of how we’ve helped many companies identify and execute modernization plans.

Modernize a Legacy Code Base

A technology-enabled service company had a dated and monolithic code base that impacted the ability to add new capabilities and developers. Crosslake worked with the team to develop an incremental modernization strategy with a combination of wrapping existing code into services and replacing custom code with off-the-shelf components. This enabled a high ROI and minimized code churn. Development is currently in progress.

To Refactor or Rewrite

A company building an education management application wasn’t sure on the direction to pursue with their future development. The two options on the table were to attempt to componentize the application and replace parts over time, or undertake a greenfield development effort to rewrite in parallel to supporting the application. Crosslake evaluated the architecture and organization and advised on a plan to create independently testable and deployable microservices while still maintaining the existing application for cash flow purposes.

Architectural roadmap for product and platform integration

A SaaS company developing software for foodservices had multiple technical assets with a lack of clarity on whether and how they should integrate them. Crosslake derived a go-forward effort and cost estimate, in partnership with the team with rationale for the approach and presented to the Board of Directors for an investment decision. Additionally, a set of recommendations around specific technology areas, process, tools, and organization were provided. Implementation of the technical roadmap and recommendations is underway.

To Get Started

Through a collaborative engagement with your technology leaders, we help create or evaluate technology plans to deliver on your business objectives.

Are you ready to take action?  Getting started is easy. Just contact us.