WANG Wei (David) boasts more than 15 years of expertise in software engineering and design, with a footprint across diverse sectors, including semiconductor, telecom, energy, financial services, and cargo shipment. His specialization centers on legacy system modernization, technology strategy clarification, and digital transformation. Over the past decade, he has spearheaded the modernization of various legacy systems, offering support to clients in navigating intricate technical challenges and achieving strategic objectives. David ardently advocates for harnessing complexity and sociotechnical practices to enhance not only software systems but also software organizations, and more.
In addition to his professional contributions, David is a co-founder of the DDDChina and Cynefin Chinese communities. In 2023, he embarked on a new endeavor, establishing Zhipu Technology, a software consulting firm located in Beijing. Prior to this journey, David held the position of Principal Consultant at Thoughtworks from 2014 to 2023.
Welcome to our hands-on workshop on "Utilizing Estuarine Maps to Facilitate Legacy Modernization." In this session, we will delve into the effective utilization of Estuarine Maps and the Cynefin Framework to navigate the intricacies involved in modernizing legacy systems.
Across various industries, numerous businesses rely on outdated legacy software systems. These systems have been developed over a prolonged period, often without proper governance or best practices in place. Consequently, these legacy systems accumulate significant technical debt, making modifications and updates challenging. Furthermore, their inability to integrate with modern technologies hampers enterprises from harnessing the potential of these advancements to enhance operational efficiency.
The Cynefin framework and Estuarine Map, developed by Professor Dave Snowden, offer decision makers scientific tools to improve their work. The Cynefin framework is an award-winning contextual awareness and decision-making framework that helps us to identify the right approach to problems. Estuarine mapping begins with identifying the constraints and constructors within our systems, and mapping them against a time x energy axis to identify the constraints that we can take effective action on to actively manage them.
The primary goal of this hands-on workshop is to incorporate these methods into the Legacy Modernization framework. Instead of solely concentrating on technical strategies, the workshop will utilize Cynefin and Estuarine Map as tools to cultivate an environment that promotes the long-term success of the modernization process within the organization. Furthermore, the approach will emphasize the importance of preventing the creation of additional legacy systems throughout this journey.
In this workshop, we will:
Our goal is to equip you with the tools and perspective needed to navigate legacy system modernization efficiently. Let's start this journey together and discover how the Estuarine Map and Cynefin Framework can guide your modernization strategy. Thank you for joining us!