The Modernization Working Group will create a common definition and framework around modernization in the mainframe space; produce educational material and promote all messages and definitions wider landscape for better alignment.
This webinar with Misty Decker (working group chair), John Mertic (OMP executive director) and Brent Ellis (Senior Analyst at Forrester) explains the history behind this working group and why it's so important. Move from Modernization Confusion to Modernization Clarity (brighttalk.com)
- Working group URL: https://modernization.openmainframeproject.org/
Subscribe to email list: https://lists.openmainframeproject.org/g/wg-mainframe-modernization
Project Wiki for Meeting minutes and recordings: https://wiki.openmainframeproject.org/x/CQCxAg
- Github repo: https://github.com/openmainframeproject/wg-modernization
- Logo files: https://artwork.openmainframeproject.org/working-groups/modernization-wg/
Recent space activity
Meeting Notes - October 26, 2022
We need to change the name of the group. Mainframe Modernization to Modernization (we voted on this and it was unanimous in the affirmative)
Modernization is not outcome-based
It needs to be business-based
Modernization can be viewed as focusing on new technology (i.e. cloud, Java, etc)
We need to define it as meeting the modern needs of your business
Analysts are coming around to our way of thinking
There is an opportunity to narrow in the scope more - idea of Mainframe Application Modernization
Mainframe Modernization can be viewed as infrastructure
Our purpose is to educate the market.
Lessons learned from failed modernization projects
Definition of modernization could non-endorse a vendor product (make a vendor's modernization idea invalid)
We go where people are willing to do the work
Meet in two weeks
Not developing new code
Not endorsing any individual vendor products/solutions, keeping the content at the educational level, not marketing
Common definition and framework of "Mainframe Modernization"
Repository of Mainframe Modernization educational materials
Wish List of Future OMP Modernization Projects
Customers - saves time, reduces confusion, confidence
Vendors - simply early conversations, focus efforts on explaining specifics
Unable to achieve consensus
Devil is in the details, consensus more difficult with specifics
Inappropriate balance between mainframe and other options
Pidgeon holed to mainframe
IP Concerns (decision matrix or Method IP for example)
External recognition (customers, analysts, press)
Customers members of working group (sponsor users?)
Usage rates of repository
Simple message with actionable items
Define "Modernization" (Rick Perret and Peter McCaffrey volunteered)
Define Process for Getting Agreement (Ian Mitchell and Misty Decker volunteered)
Start inventory of Modernization options
Research options for publishing framework
Here is the deck from the meeting:
Here is a link to the recording to the October meeting https://zoom.us/rec/share/9O_7DdyxGZtHMcbzfUAeuf_Vf7X9htdNG-XALTab39nI1jn-6YxzPFrqjv6DgWRN.YG2qsgwc_IKTjr-2
Here is the link to the recording for the November meeting: https://zoom.us/rec/share/soTEazE0_LgqyBxtlUYeQFxSVZIeW2DSVVQsF5WCtONe6uQj2B1z_dtOzdwn1l3r.elI-QZFlfKSbughn
Here are the charts from Wednesday's call.
I will add the sub-pages as discussed shortly...
Team I don't have an update relative to writing up a short, pithy paragraph on Modernization. I promise to have in early January. I'll set up time with Pete to collaborate on this. Hope everyone has a great holiday and new years!
Here is the deck from our December 21 meeting