Legacy systems modernization: efficient strategies of working with mature apps

Archer Blog - How it's done: Legacy system modernization strategies
Legacy system and legacy code do not necessarily mean bad quality software. Far more often it means that the software solution was good enough to be used for decades, growing, becoming more complex, and increasing the number of features dependencies. At a certain point, every legacy system need an update and there are certain peculiarities that should be taken into account when creating the modernization strategy.

We've asked one of our Senior Project Managers - Dmitriy Kostaryev - to cover the startegies Archer's team uses to deal with legacy systems modernization and which proved useful for numerous companies. 


  • What is a legacy system: 4 examples of legacy systems that you may or already have faced
  • How and why do IT systems become legacy software? Finding the early signs that your application will soon need modernization
  • Dealing with legacy systems: techniques to make digital transformation and enterprise modernization efficient
  • Choosing the right approach to analyzing your legacy systems and benefits of legacy modernization
  • What are the vitally crucial legacy modernization risks and how to overcome them?
  • 4 legacy system modernization strategies to embrace in your project
  • Project management in legacy systems modernization: setting up the processes, taking business needs into account, managing team and working with technical debt
  • Supporting and development of the legacy applications


Dmitriy Kostaryev, Project Manager, Archer Software

Project manager (10 years +) with sales experience, Kanban, Scrum, Lean, working with different types of projects, especially with remote and distributed teams in web software development, IoT, equipment, etc.

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