Top Ten Reasons Application Modernization Projects Fail

Guest Blogger: Paul Conte, President PCES, is a leading Application Development Strategist Are we done yet? With “modernizing” our applications, that is? It seems so long ago that someone came up with the clever concept of application “modernization” as a response to how outdated AS/400 applications looked by comparison with graphical Windows applications. But now, … Continue reading “Top Ten Reasons Application Modernization Projects Fail”



Why Using an Application Framework like the VLF should be a No Brainer

Frameworks are everywhere.  They are available for almost every part of software development and frameworks are not exclusive to the IT industry.  Medicine, banking and insurance all have risk assessment frameworks. Education uses learning frameworks, companies are measured by quality frameworks and the USA Department of Defense has a framework for enterprise architecture. Why are … Continue reading “Why Using an Application Framework like the VLF should be a No Brainer”



Successful Application Rollout Strategies – If you build it, will they come?

In prior posts, we’ve reviewed some ideas on ROI-based justification for project initiatives, how to scope a project, and some modern tools for managing a project. But, my thoughts now turn to the 1989 movie Field of Dreams – if you build it, will they come? You’re probably familiar with the term on-boarding.  It originates … Continue reading “Successful Application Rollout Strategies – If you build it, will they come?”