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1. Topic 1, Case Study: 1
Litware, Inc. an independent software vendor (ISV) Litware has a main office and five branch offices.
The company’ s primary application is a single monolithic retirement fund management system based on
ASP.NE T web forms that use logic written in V8.NET. Some new sections of the application are written in
Variations of the application are created for individual customers. Currently, there are more than 80 have
code branches in the application’s code base.
The application was developed by using Microsoft Visual Studio. Source code is stored in Team
Foundation Server (TFS) in the main office. The branch offices access of the source code by using TFS
Litware focuses on writing new code for customers. No resources are provided to refactor or remove
existing code. Changes to the code base take a long time, AS dependencies are not obvious to individual
Merge operations of the code often take months and involve many developers. Code merging frequently
introduces bugs that are difficult to locate and resolve.
Customers report that ownership costs of the retirement fund management system increase continually.
The need to merge unrelated code makes even minor code changes expensive.
Litware plans to develop a new suite of applications for investment planning. The investment planning
Applications will require only minor integration with the easting retirement fund management system.
The investment planning applications suite will include one multi-tier web application and two iOS mobile
applications. One mobile application will be used by employees; the other will be used by customers.
Litware plans to move to a more agile development methodology. Shared code will be extracted into a
series of package.
Litware has started an internal cloud transformation process a