August 2014

Modernization in Place

CHAOS Tuesday #56: is titled “Modernization in Place”. This is a first part of an eight part segment series on modernizing legacy applications. In these segments we will explore the basics of Modernization in Place and the six-step method to modernize applications. We compare this approach to rewriting the application and buying a package. Our special guest for this series is Harry Scott, Co-Founder of Carr Scott Software, Inc. In that regard, we are providing an update on the Massachusetts RMV Modernization Program. In CHAOS Tool Time, Lee Cunningham discusses how agile tools compare and contrast to PM tools such as MS Project and Clarity. Lee Gesmer in CHAOS on the Law presents Part 4 of 4 of the Oracle versus Google copyright and patent lawsuit. In this program we explore:

  • Modernization in place
  • Six steps to modernization
  • Agile Tools versus PM Tools
  • Oracle versus Google part 4
  • Mass RMV:  Update on a dead project

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Harry Scott

Harry Scott is the co-founder of Carr Scott Software. Carr Scott Software specializes in database, middleware, and modernization software. Mr. Scott has a mix of technical and interpersonal skills and expertise that make him well suited to help organizations modernize their legacy applications.


Lee Cunningham

Lee Cunningham is the Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne. He works with senior organizational leaders around the globe, assisting them in developing business agility through alignment of all parts of the enterprise. He believes it is necessary for people to enjoy their work in order to consistently deliver high-value, high-quality products and services, and he derives great satisfaction in helping them do so.


Lee Gesmer

Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP. The firm, which employees 50 lawyers and support staff, was formed in 1986. Since then it has become one of New England’s leading technology law firms, representing hundreds of institutions ranging from large organizations, such as Harvard University, The Linux Foundation and ThermoFisher Scientific, to hundreds of small and mid-sized emerging companies.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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