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CS605 - Software Engineering II - Lecture Handout 40

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Forward Engineering

At the end forward engineering is carried out. It means incorporating the new business processes and rules in the system. Forward engineering requires application of SE principles, methods, and concepts to re-create an existing application. In most cases forward engineering does not simply create a modern equivalent of an older program, rather new user and technology requirements are integrated into the reengineering effort.

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Environment Assessment

The legacy system also needs to be assessed from an environment’s perspective. This involves looking at the supplier, failure rate, age, performance, support requirements, maintenance cost, and interoperability.

These angles are elaborated in the following paragraph:

Supplier stability: Is the supplier still in existence? Is the supplier financially stable and likely to continue in existence? If the supplier is no longer in business, is the system maintained by someone else?

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