- Minimum Viable Replacement FrameworkTransform Labs, Columbus, OH
Are you engaged in a digital transformation initiative, working to retire systems as part of a merger and integration project, or sunsetting a legacy product?
Have you ever thought your project was almost done, only to discover that a handful of customers are driving the scope through the roof, and delaying the finish by months and/or years? If so, then invest an hour to learn about the Minimum Viable Replacement framework before you potentially waste thousands of hours and millions of dollars pursuing the wrong strategy for retiring and replacing existing systems.
Kevin Mireles will walk you through his new approach to better managing the risks associated with trying to migrate users/customers/companies off of legacy technologies and onto new systems. He developed the Minimum Viable Replacement Framework after discovering the flaws associated with using a Minimum Viable Product approach to replacing existing products while leading a $20M modernization initiative at FedEx.
You will learn:
- Why the Minimum Viable Product framework fails miserably when attempting to replace legacy systems.
- The math behind why it’s impossible to accurately estimate scope, costs and timelines of complex projects.
- How to identify, quantify and mitigate key risks that most people/organizations overlook.
- Where to focus your initial UX and architectural research to avoid disastrous surprises toward the end of the project.
- And much, much more – all delivered via a series of colorful slides, clear examples and sixth-grade math formulas that you can use to impress your boss and colleagues.
To learn more prior to the session, you can read his introductory article Minimum Viable Replacement: A New Approach to Replacing Old Products in Mind the Product.