Software Architecture Diagnostic

​Software Architecture assessments and modernization techniques
Evolve the technology, eliminate legacy and technical debt
Improve competitiveness, time to market, and scalability

Architecture Diagnostic and Modernization|

Software architecture is among one of the top reasons companies are left behind, waste market opportunities, lose clients, or limit their growth potential. In acquisitions, poor software architecture can be a deal killer.

Investing to improve the architecture or modernize it helps to gain momentum, reduce development costs and increase competitiveness. The exercise can also be timely if you are preparing for a potential buy-side technical due diligence or preparing for a sell-side technical due diligence.

Our offerings in architecture diagnostics take an in-depth pragmatic approach with quantifiable KPIs to help increase the scalability, performance, extensibility, security, and evolvability of the architecture to make it future-proof.

Core Offerings

Architecture and Modernization Diagnostics (~ 3-4 weeks)

We review the software architecture and technical strategy including all related satellite areas. We provide a comprehensive backlog with improvement opportunities to ensure the architecture remains healthy and optimized.

The assessment typically includes modernization options comparison, options to address legacy, cloud migration options, architecture patterns, technology stacks, development practices, software tools, DevOps practices, a backlog of opportunities, and a roadmap.

When to Consider?

  • You need to optimize the current architecture for scalability

  • You are embarking on modernization and want to validate or understand options

  • You have a significant software legacy and seeking a solution/options

 

Architecture and Organization Diagnostics (~ 3-4 weeks)

An end-to-end assessment covering the entire architecture and development lifecycle as well as the organization set up and design. This provides a comprehensive backlog with improvement opportunities to ensure the architecture remains healthy and optimized. It also provides a full view of the organization’s gaps, strengths, and weaknesses that are needed to ensure a healthy team and software development capabilities.

 

When to Consider?

  • You are embarking on modernization or a transformation and want to de-risk

  • You need to evaluate options to modernize both the architecture and organization

  • You need to optimize the current architecture for scalability

  • You are embarking on modernization and want to validate or understand options

  • You have a significant software legacy and seeking a solution/options

Interim Software Architect and CTO roles

When in need of a partner to step in, fill gaps in the technology organization, we can provide interim software architect or chief technology officer roles to help cover any gaps while helping you staff a permanent solution if desired.

When to Consider?

  • You have initiatives in flight and have a role gap that you cannot fill immediately

  • You have roles in place, but require temporary co-leaders to scale and soundboard

  • You need a one-time software architect or a CTO for a specific temporary initiative

 
Resources|

  • Free Soundboard Sessions: Chemistry has to work and you and your team must have confidence in our execution. We offer a no-strings-attached session to discuss potential acquisitions and deals at no cost to you. Contact us to book a session

  • Attend RingStone Academy: Our team shares insights and experience about technology best practices, tech due diligence practices, software architecture, cloud, and security topics. Check our webinar events calendar

  • Custom Education Sessions: We offer free sessions to help deal teams and operating partners in Private Equity with technology best practices for technical due diligence execution and what to look for in the early exploration stages. Contact us to discuss availability

  • Read Software Modernization: Review modernization approaches, big bangs, and case studies

  • Read on Technical Debt: Review and download the Technical Debt Definitive Guide