ADAPTING TO A NEW ENVIRONMENT : How A Legacy Software Organization Copes With Volatility and Change

  title={ADAPTING TO A NEW ENVIRONMENT : How A Legacy Software Organization Copes With Volatility and Change},
  author={NANCY STAUDENMAYER The Fuqua},
  • Published 1998
Many of the key players in the telecommunications industry produce legacy products, software systems that were designed ten or even twenty years ago but also serve as the underlying basis for new products. A key challenge facing these firms is how to remain innovative and adaptive despite their ties with the past. This paper describes how one successful U.S. company coped with such a problem. Based on interview data, we identify three key transitions this organization underwent during the… CONTINUE READING
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