Recovering from a software development project that has ‘jumped the rail’s’ can be expensive, time-consuming and frustrating unless you have the right support. Redgum’s Redprint™ solution provides you with a clear path forward. Whether you have an incomplete solution, a homegrown solution you’ve outgrown or software at the end of it’s lifecycle, Redprint™ provides you with a clear understanding of your options, timeframes and costs.
Independently documenting your existing software should be your first step before starting a project rescue. Without accurate and independent documentation, you have no real idea of what problems lie in wait for your next development team. Redgum’s Redprint™ solution allows you to develop documentation of your existing software, which in turn allows you to make informed decisions about how much and how you invest in your software project. Not having documentation for your software almost guarantees that your entire software project will dramatically unravel at some point in the future when you least expect or want it to happen.
If you have already made a substantial investment in your custom software, then you want to ensure you maximise your return. One way to maximise the return on the investment you have made is to extend the life of your software. Redgum’s Redprint™ solution provides you with an opportunity to extend the life of your software by providing lifecycle extension options, which can include cost effective upgrade paths and out of the box solutions.
Scoping for replacement software
When you’re scoping for new software, you want to capture the learning’s of your previous software but maximise the value of recent technological innovations. Redprint™ allows you to do just that. By using a combination of existing software documentation and stakeholder interviews, Redprint™ can provide you with a clear, efficient and cost-effective road map to resource and develop replacement software. Equally as important, Redprint™ can help you stage the development process, mitigating risk, managing budgets and minimising business interruption.
Stabilising existing software
If your core software solution is not stable, then neither is your business. One of the major costs to business today is the cost of business interruption from software failure. Ask yourself this, ‘what are the potential costs of our software failing?’ For most organisations the cost is considerable. In some cases, businesses never recover. Some of the causes for software instability can be poor software development or integration, operating system upgrades, transition to the Cloud or outdated security features. Whatever the reason, it’s much more cost-effective to build a strategy to fix problems today, than it is to deal with the consequences of software failure. Redprint™ can help you identify weaknesses in your software and build a plan to stabilise your software.
Upgrading existing software
Your software is part way to achieving its potential. It underpins your entire business structure. You have to bring your software in line with current technology updates. If not, your software begins to decay, both functionally and technically. Your business processes have already changed or become more sophisticated and your software needs to catch up. You need to streamline processes. You want to make your solution more scalable or move it into the Cloud. These requirements all provide you with an opportunity to review your software and develop a detailed development path to keep your software, your business and your people working at optimum levels. Redprint™ provides you with a roadmap to upgrade your existing software, in line with important milestones and the availability of resources.