Information Systems Transformation

Information Systems Transformation

Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies

1st Edition - February 4, 2010

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  • Authors: William Ulrich, Philip Newcomb
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123749130
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080957104

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Every major enterprise has a significant installed base of existing software systems that reflect the tangled IT architectures that result from decades of patches and failed replacements. Most of these systems were designed to support business architectures that have changed dramatically. At best, these systems hinder agility and competitiveness and, at worst, can bring critical business functions to a halt. Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) restores the value of entrenched systems by capturing and retooling various aspects of existing application environments, allowing old infrastructures to deliver renewed value and align effectively with enterprise strategies and business architectures. Information Systems Transformation provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and leverage existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines, tools, and standards as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Drawing upon lessons learned from real modernization projects, it distills the theory and explains principles, processes, and best practices for every industry.

Key Features

  • Acts as a one-stop shopping reference and complete guide for implementing various modernization models in myriad industries and departments
  • Every concept is illustrated with real-life examples from various modernization projects, allowing you to immediately apply tested solutions and see results
  • Authored by the Co-chair of the Object Management Group (OMG) Architecture-Driven Modernization (ADM) Task Force, which sets definitive systems modernization standards for the entire IT industry
  • A web site supports the book with up to date coverage of evolving ADM Specifications, Tutorials, and Whitepapers, allowing you to remain up to date on modernization topics as they develop


Computer and Information Systems Managers responsible for managing application portfolios and information architecture, Enterprise Architects responsible for defining information architecture and setting strategy for achieving that strategy, Computer Software Engineers who research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software and, compilers, Business operations professionals seeking ways to make their organizations more adaptable to changing market demands.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Architecture-Driven Modernization

    CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Architecture-Driven Modernization

    CHAPTER 2 Modernization Technologies and Services

    CHAPTER 3 Modernization Standards Roadmap

    CHAPTER 4 Modernization Scenarios

    Part 2 Modernization Case Studies

    CHAPTER 5 Modernization of the Eurocat Air Traffic Management System (EATMS)

    CHAPTER 6 PowerBuilder/4GL Generator Modernization Pilot

    CHAPTER 7 Modernization Case Study: Italian Ministry of Instruction, University, and Research

    CHAPTER 8 Modernization of Reliability and Maintainability Information System (REMIS) into the Global Combat Support System-Air Force (GCSS-AF) Framework

    CHAPTER 9 Federal Agency Case Study: Role of Modernization in a Greenfield Replacement/ COTS Project

    CHAPTER 10 Legacy System Modernization of the Engineering Operational Sequencing System (EOSS)

    CHAPTER 11 Model-Driven Reverse Engineering of COBOL-Based Applications

    CHAPTER 12 Veterans Health Administration’s VistA MUMPS Modernization Pilot

    CHAPTER 13 Delta Lloyd Deutschland Data Migration Case Study

    CHAPTER 14 MoDisco, a Model-Driven Platform to Support Real Legacy Modernization Use Cases

    Part 3 A Guide to Moving Forward with Modernization

    CHAPTER 15 Launching and Sustaining Modernization Initiatives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2010
  • Published: February 4, 2010
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123749130
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080957104

About the Authors

William Ulrich

Affiliations and Expertise

Tactical Strategy Group, Inc.

Philip Newcomb

Philip Newcob is CEO of The Software Revolution, Incorporated (TSRI), and an internationally recognized expert in the application of artificial intelligence and formal methods to software engineering. Over the course of 32 years, he has done groundbreaking research in the application of artificial intelligence, software engineering, automatic programming, and formal methods technology to industrial software problems, including 13 years at the Boeing Artificial Intelligence Center as a Principal Computer Scientist before founding TSRI in 1995. Mr. Newcomb formulated the conceptual product framework and led a team of computer scientists to develop the software transformation technology and products offered by TSRI.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Software Revolution, Inc.

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