Application Modernization Roadmap
Starter Template

Accelerate your digital transformation! Request our application modernization roadmap starter template and immediately begin mapping out your modernization journey.

We recommend approaching application modernization as a structured, iterative process comprised of the following five steps:

  1. Discover: create or update your application inventory
  2. Categorize and prioritize: quantify each application's cost, benefits, and modernization effort; and create application modernization cohorts based on value and effort
  3. Plan: modernization happens in multiple stages, starting with the high-value/low-effort cohort
  4. Execute: carefully follow the plan, adjusting mid-flight if needed to ensure optimal outcomes with minimal disruptions
  5. Assess: evaluate the ROI and compare with projections; reflect on the process and address any shortcomings in the next iteration or cohort

Use this spreadsheet to create and maintain an application portfolio and assess the cost, benefits, and effort of modernization options for each application. Alternatively, use it as a guide and store the information in your organization's knowledge management tool.

Read more in our How to Create an Application Modernization Roadmap blog post.

Success Stories & Insights


We're extremely proud of our track record. Here are some of the words of appreciation from our clients.


As Responsive begins expanding into new regions, it is imperative that we work with partners who are experts in security, cloud architecture, and best practices for SOC 2 audits.

Our partnership with Aligned was essential for us to meet these technical objectives. We are excited to continue to partner with Aligned and would highly recommend Aligned to any business that wants to solve challenging architectural problems with a focus on security, scalability, and business growth.

Chris Sanford, CTO

XPO Logistics

Aligned was a fantastic engineering and architecture partner. They spearheaded the architecture and solution design for a key component of our technology platform, and worked with our teams to build it from the ground up.

As a product manager, I admired their ability to understand and effectively communicate the vision and strategy of what we were building to the rest of the engineering team.

In addition, I greatly appreciated their ability to effectively and independently manage our development team. With Aligned in charge, I always had confidence that we were making progress and working on the right thing.

Alyssa Myers, Director of Product Management

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