Aug. 26, 2002 to Aug. 29, 2002
Ian Warren , Lancaster University
Jane Ransom , Lancaster University
Legacy systems are often business critical and are associated with high maintenance costs. In this paper, we present an overview of a method, Renaissance, which aims to manage the process of regaining control over such systems. Renaissance supports system evolution by first recovering a stable basis using reengineering, and subsequently continuously improving the system by a stream of incremental changes. In both cases, the extent of evolution is determined by a phase which takes account of technical, business, and organisational factors. Renaissance defines a process framework, a predefined number of evolution strategies, an information repository, and a generic set of personnel responsibilities. The method can be tailored to the needs of particular projects and organisations, and it is not prescriptive of particular tools and techniques.
evolution, reengineering, method, legacy system, incremental, maintenance
Ian Warren, Jane Ransom, "Renaissance: A Method to Support Software System Evolution", COMPSAC, 2002, 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference 2002, pp. 415, doi:10.1109/CMPSAC.2002.1045037