Reverse engineered Natural Code and modernize legacy mainframe systems to a Java/J2EE environment

Client: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS)

Issue

Over the years, enhancements and fixes to legacy PIPS Natural code was not always reflected in the program documentation, which is problematic for modernization. OPM engaged Dynanet to synchronize the documentation with the actual code in order to generate requirements for the To-Be environment.

Solution

Dynanet first developed standards for the updated documentation and then a team of Natural code experts reviewed over 2500 modules and their associated program documents to synchronize the two to ensure that requirements developed from the program documents would accurately reflect the As-Is system.

Results

Using the program documentation, Dynanet developed accurate requirements which are the basis for successful development of the EPIC Transformed system.