APPLICATION RATIONALIZATION FOR WORLD’S LARGEST AIRLINE

  • ~350 destinations across 50 countries
  • $40B+ in revenue
  • 198M passengers served
  • ~6,700 flights per day
  • 100,000+ employees
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Business Need

Top 5 IT initiative to find continuity across applications used by legacy organizations following merger

Consolidation of business requirements for operational optimization

Deliver new functionality and integration to ensure business capability on one platform for all business, operations, and flight data

Determine applications to be used moving forward and what applications were to be retired to gain efficiencies and save money

Challenge

Teams from both legacy organizations to access certain applications

– Access only capable within legacy organization

No documented processes or forms in place

Differing legacy platforms and technology stack needed in-depth analysis and BRD’s updated

Multiple technology and business gaps

Extensive and detailed QA testing

Require airline experience and technical capability

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Solution & Results

Quickly assembled a team of 20+ airline experts comprised of PM’s and BA’s (which featured Agile PM’s and Scrum Masters) to manage reconciliation of and access to these applications for the merger

Over 63 weeks, the team reconciled 1253 of the 1420 applications (88.2%) enabling 20,000 users to perform their jobs

Program Managed all streams of work providing weekly status updates to senior leadership

Team was spread throughout other key projects and currently have deep presence on the Flight Operations Integration program