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CAST HIGHLIGHT - Overview & Demos

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CAST Highlight is a SaaS platform for fast & code-level
Application Portfolio Analytics. Track software value &
risks to align IT decisions with your business strategy.

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CAST HIGHLIGHT - Overview & Demos

  1. 1. CAST HIGHLIGHT Solution Presentation
  2. 2.  About CAST and our ecosystem  Our mission  Application Portfolio Analysis, what for?  How does it work?  CAST Highlight at a glance  Questions & Answers Agenda
  3. 3. 250+ ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS COUNT ON CAST GLOBAL SI’S ADM DELIVERY RELY ON CAST CONSULTING FIRMS RECOMMEND CAST GLOBAL PRESENCE USA, UK, India, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and Germany LONG-TERM, RELIABLE, SELF-SUSTAINING VENTURE NYSE Euronext Paris CAS FR72894 MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE Our mission is to provide a unit of measure for those who build, buy or sell software GLOBAL SI’S PROVIDE SERVICES POWERED BY CAST CAST Ecosystem
  4. 4. Rapid Portfolio Analysis Rapid portfolio analysis Assess the risk, complexity & cost for the Application Portfolio with a code-level analytics SaaS, Cloud based., Secured Software Measurement & Analytics Continuous measurement of business critical applications or ADM team / vendor performance Structural Health Assessment One time evaluation of application health, risk, adaptability, scalability Structural Testing ID structural flaws leading to data integrity issues, security breaches, outages, performance degradation, collapse Industry Benchmarks Services Over 3,000 apps and 1.5 billion LoC Query by industry, technology and geos CRASH Annual Report CAST Research Labs SoftwareAnalytics SoftwareFlawDetection
  5. 5.  Hi-level portfolio health assessment  Objective software analytics  Code-level analysis  Lightweight SaaS platform Mitigate Software Risks Reduce Application Costs Optimize Resource Allocation The IT Portfolio from 30,000 Feet Fast & Secure Application Portfolio Analysis Visibility through metrics  Production Risk  Adaptability Risk  Software Complexity  Technical Debt  Application Size  Business Value  Software Maintenance Effort  Code Analysis
  6. 6. Measures the likelihood of defects occurring in production Clearly understand the applications that are more likely to fail, break or disrupt production and consequently impact the image of the IT department or even the company. Mitigate the impacts on profitability, revenue, customer satisfaction and experience Measures the cost and effort to maintain an application Monitor the maintenance estimate to align with the budget. Anticipate the effort of transferability and keep the overall agility of your application portfolio Measures the technical complexity of the application Identify the underlying and inner complexity of the application portfolio that might slow down the roadmap execution. Leverage this objective knowledge to reduce your time to market and engage with sound innovations Measures the criticality and importance of an application Increase business value to engage teams and stakeholders in the transformation. Highlight the most critical applications with the highest business value in order to guarantee the best SLAs. Monitor the business and IT alignment and manage resource prioritization Measures the effort required to fix coding and architectural violations that remain in the code when an application is released Reduce both technical debt and maintenance estimates to record tangible savings to be reinvested into innovation. Convey the consolidated technical debt to justify new enterprise standards adoption within the IT roadmap Make the invisible, visible!
  7. 7. Executive sponsorship established through global communication (i.e. email to all project leads). Initiate Scan&Assess App owners across the globe complete an application survey and download agent from Highlight portal to analyze code stacks. Analysis is performed in minutes, on their network. Step 1 Launch & Planning Step 2 Distributed Analysis Insight Insightful software analytics and portfolio-wide risk heat map available online, includes: short-term vs. long-term technical risk and cost; technology mix; technical debt estimation and distribution, etc. Enterprise-wide portfolio intelligence available on a secure, private cloud. Step 3 Results interpretation & Recommendations Application Portfolio Analysis Process
  8. 8. Application Portfolio Analysis Helps You Face Critical IT Challenges (Videos) Digital Transformation Make strategic decisions around transformation and modernization with application measurement IT Rationalization Identify the risk of the applications in your portfolio to determine those assets to invest in or retire Technical Due Diligence Know the health of the applications your organization is acquiring or integrating IT Health Check Quickly diagnose areas to mitigate risk and reduce cost CIO Onboarding Gain objective insight into the health of the application you have just inherited Outsourcing Assessment Assess the quality and effectiveness of your outsourced software and offshore partnerships >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo
  9. 9. Increasing Confidence & Value By Adding Objective Metrics To Your Practices PPM Project Portfolio Management EA Enterprise Architecture APM Application Portfolio Management
  10. 10. APA MUST fit with complementary Disciplines Project Portfolio Management / PMO Enterprise Architecture Application Portfolio Management IT Service Management
  11. 11. CAST HIGHLIGHT Demonstration
  12. 12. Application Portfolio Analysis Helps You Face Critical IT Challenges (Videos) Digital Transformation Make strategic decisions around transformation and modernization with application measurement IT Rationalization Identify the risk of the applications in your portfolio to determine those assets to invest in or retire Technical Due Diligence Know the health of the applications your organization is acquiring or integrating IT Health Check Quickly diagnose areas to mitigate risk and reduce cost CIO Onboarding Gain objective insight into the health of the application you have just inherited Outsourcing Assessment Assess the quality and effectiveness of your outsourced software and offshore partnerships >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo >> Watch the demo
  13. 13. CAST HIGHLIGHT Appendix
  14. 14. Screenshots at the Portfolio Level The following slides capture some key capabilities provided by CAST Highlight at the Application Portfolio Level
  15. 15. Home Page At a glance through the Highlight Home Page, you take advantage of the consolidated metrics related to the Risk, the Technical Debt and the Sizing (FTE & LOC) Quickly identify the latest Onboarded Apps Monitor the campaign progression and notice how many applications have not been scanned yet (88/95) At any time, use the filters to condition the analytics depending on: the domains, the technology or the campaigns
  16. 16. Business Value VS Risks Insights:  Which applications are most critical to business operations?  Leverage the Business Value VS Risk Profile mapping to trigger sound recommendations:  e.g. To be Retired, Replaced, Restructured, Reprioritized, Relocated or Reinvigorated Interchange the X axis with Production Risk, Adaptability Risk and SoftwareComplexity Risk Modify the bubble size parameter to highlight: the code size, Files, Backfired FPs or the total FTE Export the dashboard into PNG file to insert it into a deliverable
  17. 17. Insights:  Which applications are most critical to business operations?  Leverage the Business Value VS Technical Debt mapping to figure out:  What applications do carry the biggest technical debt?  How the overall technical debt is spitted among High VS Low Business Value applications? Business Value VS Technical Debt Interchange the X axis with the Technical Debt and the Technical Debt per Lines of Code Modify the bubble size parameter to highlight: the code size, Files, Backfired FPs or the total FTE Export the dashboard into PNG file to insert it into a deliverable
  18. 18. Insights:  Sort the applications according to the risk level that they own  Take advantage of the cross analysis to determine how many FTEs look after your risky applications  Quickly visualize your asset positioning through the benchmark Risk Distribution Switch the inventory according to whether the Production, Adaptability or Software Complexity Risk Reachquickly the application your are looking for thanks to the search function Tag the applications you want to follow-up into your Watch List
  19. 19. Software Maintenance Select the tab “Application Details” to assess the software maintenance per application Select one dashboard bar to reach the related applications list Export the dashboard into PNG file to insert it into a deliverable Insights:  Identify the applications that require the greatest number of FTEs  Make sure that the business critical applications rely on enough FTEs  Challenge your FTE allocation against the COCOMO II Standard
  20. 20. Insights:  Understand how your technical debt is distributed among your applications  Monitor the applications with the largest technical debt  Follow the technical debt trend for any single application Technical Debt Select the tab “Trends” to monitor the technical debt evolution across the time Select one dashboard bar to reach the related applications list Export the dashboard into PNG file to insert it into a deliverable
  21. 21. Insights:  Understand your technology mix and the consolidated risk per programming language  Display the number of applications at risk per technology and identify them  Leverage this type of chart for any survey questions (including the custom ones) Portfolio Demographics Select the type of risk you want to highlight though the three buttons/tabs Click on the chart to focus on a selected area and condition the display of the lists Export the dashboard into PNG file to insert it into a deliverable
  22. 22. Insights:  How do your risks evolve across the time?  What are the applications that have drastically increased their sizing these last 6 months?  What are the effects of your latest initiatives upon the technical debt trend? Trends Select the type of Trend you want to follow and use the buttons/tabs to condition the display Pick the applications to display as well as the graphical representation (trend or variation) Export the dashboard into PNG file to insert it into a deliverable
  23. 23. Insights:  What are the top risky applications within your portfolio?  Identify the applications with the lowest Business Value  Interject the fact based metrics into PPM, EA, APM or any other 3rd party tools Application Results Sort your applications thanks to various metrics and criteria Search for specific applications among the entire portfolio Export the applications details in CSV or XML format to interject objective measures into third party tools
  24. 24. Screenshots at the Application Level The following slides capture some key capabilities provided by CAST Highlight at the Application Level
  25. 25. At a glance through the Highlight Application ID Card, you take advantage of the dedicated metrics related to the Risk, the Technical Debt and the Sizing (FTE & LOC) Application ID Card Add the application into your Watch List Get the rankings for your application among your entire portfolio Understand the trends per dimension
  26. 26. Insights:  What proportion of your lines of code are considered at risk?  Understand which technology carries the risk for a given application  Quickly scope and estimate the efforts to improve the situation Application – Risk Distribution Add the application into your Watch List The risk indicators highlight how important is the risk Get the full picture of the lines of code percentage at risk
  27. 27. Insights:  Understand the context of the application through the survey answers  Reach additional information that cannot be captured through a code based analysis  Take advantage of the Highlight campaigns to capture additional customized information Application - Survey Reachthe questions & answers by typology Expand the list to consult all the questions for a given typology Access to the user-defined questions through the custom section
  28. 28. Insights:  Understand how many applications have higher and lower Risk score  What is the application positioning among your entire portfolio?  What is the application positioning among the entire benchmark?  What’s your ranking on such or such technology compared to your industry peers? Application - Benchmark Modify the benchmarkdimension through the drop down list Visualize the number of applications that are part of the benchmark Change the bubble chart display by switching on/offthe scope of the benchmark(internal, external or both)
  29. 29. Insights:  Visualize the percentage of lines of code that are at risk  Get the list of the code alerts per type of risk  Identify the most frequent alerts for the Production, Adaptability and Software Complexity Risks. Application – Code Alerts Display the Code Alerts according to the type of risk thanks to the three buttons/tabs Count the number of Lines of Code that are considered at risk Sort the alerts to highlight the most frequent ones

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