By Richard Hopkins
A sensible, Start-to-Finish method of handling, Evolving, and reworking Legacy IT Systems
For each IT govt, supervisor, architect, software chief, venture chief, and lead analyst
“Richard and Kevin introduce us to a truth that’s usually ignored in our undefined: the matter of evolving legacy structures, a site they name ‘Brownfield development.’ The authors determine the foundation of the matter as that of complexity, and provide an procedure that makes a speciality of the basics of abstraction and effective conversation to nibble at this challenge of transformation little by little. because the previous asserting is going, how you devour the elephant is one chunk at a time. Richard and Kevin deliver us to the desk with knife and fork and different instruments, and convey us how to consume this elephant within the room.”
Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, co-creator of UML
“Most corporations within the twenty first century have an current, advanced structures panorama. it's time that the IT withstand the truth of the placement and the necessity for brand new improvement tools and instruments that deal with it. This e-book describes a brand new method of the advance of destiny platforms: a established procedure that acknowledges the demanding situations of ‘Brownfield’ improvement, is predicated on engineering rules, and is supported by means of acceptable tooling.”
Chris wintry weather, CEng CITP FBCS FIET, IBM Fellow, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology
Most traditional techniques to IT improvement suppose that you’re construction completely new structures. this day, “Greenfield” improvement is a rarity. approximately each undertaking exists within the context of latest, advanced procedure landscapes--often poorly documented and poorly understood. Now, of IBM’s so much skilled senior architects provide a brand new method that's absolutely optimized for the original realities of “Brownfield” improvement.
Richard Hopkins and Kevin Jenkins clarify why collected enterprise and IT complexity is the basis explanation for large-scale undertaking failure and express the best way to triumph over that complexity “one chunk of the elephant at a time.” You’ll the best way to deal with each part of the Brownfield undertaking, leveraging step forward collaboration, conversation, and visualization tools--including internet 2.0, semantic software program engineering, model-driven improvement and structure, or even digital worlds.
This publication may help you reengineer new flexibility and agility into your IT environment…integrate extra successfully with partners…prepare for rising company demanding situations… enhance method reuse and value…reduce undertaking failure rates…meet any company or IT problem that calls for the evolution or transformation of legacy platforms.
· System complexity: know it, and harness it
transcend the comforting phantasm of your high-level structure diagrams
· How traditional improvement recommendations really make issues worse
Why conventional decomposition and abstraction don’t work--and what to do instead
· Reliably reengineer your IT in keeping with your enterprise priorities
New how you can comprehend, speak, visualize, collaborate, and remedy complicated IT problems
· Cut the elephant all the way down to measurement, one step at a time
grasp all 4 levels of a Brownfield undertaking: survey, engineer, settle for, and deploy