Sit and Be Fit
The overlying goal was to make sure that future updates to the WordPress Engine, or the chosen theme. With this in mind we set about duplicating the theme, updating the required scripts, and staging future updates to the theme through GIT.
By leveraging a staging area in GIT we bought ourselves time to deal with WP and theme updates without disrupting customer flow. This has had a lasting effect on the up-time and shopping experience.