The whole process – from initial call to final delivery – was completed in just two calendar weeks. In that time, four Emergn experts conducted all stakeholder interviews, aligned expectations, and assessed technical requirements. They also delivered outcomes that meant the buyer could self-reliantly continue to operate the financial assets they had been sold.
The initial requirement was to extract necessary projects and duplicate repositories from TFS to TFS. Through our consultative approach though, we were able to advise on a route that was better aligned with the buyer’s vision for its Azure DevOps projects. With its preference for establishing an end-to-end and scalable platform, we recommended converting from TFS to Git.
Changing the way an organization works in this way can seem like a daunting task. Especially when the pre-existing approach had been working for many years. However, switching to Git had several key benefits (including running data pipelines more efficiently). The fact that our experts were able to introduce this early on in the conversation gave the buyer an option for better ways of working and added value to the transfer process.
Despite the legal and contractual pressures on this deal-breaking project, it was crucial that the handover was conducted not only quickly but also compliantly. By following the principles of VFQ that enabled the close collaboration, ongoing fine-tuning, and effective delivery, both parties were able to get what they expected from the sale. In just a two-week window of opportunity.