Episode 17 / 2018.07.23
Andrew Welch, Patrick Harrington, Jonathan Melville, Marion Newlevant
In this episode we talk with special guest Ben Parizek about how to approach clients running on legacy systems to upgrade to something more modern. We all have clients who are running on old versions of a CMS or other system of some kind or another.
We discuss when it makes sense to broach the conversation about moving them to something more modern, and how to couch it in terms of benefits to the client. Security, new features, a site refresh in terms of functionality or appearance; these all factor in.
We also discuss when it makes sense to focus on forward-thinking work, and contracting out legacy maintenance or just plain letting the client know it may not be a good fit anymore.