Enterprise IT

Balance modern methodologies with legacy systems

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Overview

Growing Responsibilities Require Updated Processes

As a modern IT organization, you’re increasingly tasked with rapidly developing and deploying new software and technologies that enable critical business operations, promote collaboration with internal and external partners and transform the customer experience. All of which are vital to ensuring revenue and maintaining a competitive edge.

Your teams are silmutaneously developing complex applications for private cloud, public cloud and mobile, with a constant focus on system modernization and leveraging emergent technologies like AI and edge computing. This transformation requires you to continually re-think and evolve your development process and methods.

Do you need to balance using modern development methodologies while integrating with existing legacy systems?

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The Challenge

Keep Up With Accelerating Demand

IT teams encounter myriad challenges when trying to meet organizational requirements. Pressure is mounting to improve applications and support operations, successfully roll out new services and comply with regulatory mandates. Yet, current workflows and tools are often unable to manage the complexity of what IT is now asked to build, and budget constraints are still a reality.

Balancing Different Methodologies

Enterprise IT organizations must navigate traditionally-developed, mission-critical business applications with legacy code bases. These must be managed with a more waterfall-like approach, allowing for steady development on fragile code. New initiatives, however, are better suited for Agile development methodologies. The problem is, mixed methodologies are a known barrier if they limit visibility and encourage silos.

Technology Transformation

The very process of product development needs to change to accommodate these unique challenges if companies expect to succeed. According to a 2016 survey, 85% of enterprise decision makers said they had two years to make significant inroads on their digital transformation before their business suffers financially and/or falls behind their competitors. Even then, 59% already feared they were too late.1

Two years later, businesses still struggle with this change. However, those that have executed using configurable and easy-to-adopt solutions pull even further ahead of the competition.

85% of enterprise decision makers said they had two years to make significant inroads on their digital transformation before their business suffers financially and/or falls behind their competitors1.

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The Solution

Combine Traditional and Agile Development Methodologies

The time is now to seek a modern solution, like Jama Software, that promotes transparency and visibility throughout the development process and supports a multimodal development environment. This enables your organization to simultaneously embrace the rigor of waterfall while also benefiting from the iterative flexibility of Agile.

Additionally, an advanced solution brings together the right stakeholders, partners and work teams — plus project resources like data stores — for structured collaboration, better insights and increased accuracy.

With Jama, activities are tracked in real time and aid in understanding how mid-cycle changes impact development, as well as regulatory compliance. The result is effective, timely, targeted applications that satisfy requirements and serve business objectives.

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Our Platform

A Development Solution That Transforms the Way You Work

Benefits of Jama Software for complex, mission critical applications:

  • Supports and promotes a multimodal development process to work best for each of your programs
  • Provides a single source of truth for clear visibility throughout the development process
  • Allows users to iterate in real time for informed decision making and consensus
  • Integrates bidirectionally with best-in-breed tools for a unified development ecosystem
  • Visualizes how requirements track to tests to prove quality and compliance
  • Minimizes interpretation of requests by allowing direct input to accurately build the desired product

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