This post was written by Jason Lindmeyer, current Agile Consultant for Keyot.
Many companies encounter significant challenges when attempting to retire large, legacy systems. In addition to budget, resource and time constraints, older technologies—grafted with tentacles of functionality from years of unchecked user requests—can result in unwieldy systems requiring extensive review and assessment. Resistance to change can also account for failed efforts and the use of inefficient systems, long past their prime.
This case study shows how Agile and Scrum successfully supported a complex, legacy system retirement, even with team members new to Scrum and Agile.