Scaling an organization or even just a product, inevitably means dealing with your legacy. Through both they and their colleagues’ extensive experience with legacy modernization work, Meaghan and Fotina found one consistent theme.

View legacy modernization as purely an engineering effort and the outcome won’t be what you want. Legacy modernization needs to be designed. It needs to fit into an overall product strategy and examined through the same lenses of customer, business, and tech impact as anything else. Otherwise you’re just immediately building a new legacy, not something that can scale with you.