I work at a medical device company where Engineering is wanting to refactor complex prescription code because we have a version for the web and a different version for Windows. They have the exact same functional outputs but were coded by different people, and now need two development efforts to support them.
Now we want to create the code from scratch, including the GUI, using Silverlight or Silverlight and WPF.
We are having a hard time convincing marketing it's worth the wait, since they see any refactoring as a step backwards.
Does anyone have any suggestions that may help us sway them? If they are not on board, it probably won't happen.