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Eating the IT Elephant: Moving from Greenfield Development to Brownfield by Kevin Jenkins, Richard Hopkins

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Chapter 3. Big-Mouthed Superhero Required

 

“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”

 
 --Winston Churchill
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Elephant-Eating Strategies 39

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Consuming the Environment 41

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Architecting the Elephant Eater 48

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The Elephant Eater in Action 55

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The Brownfield Beliefs 60

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Endnotes 64

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In the worst situations when communications break down and projects repeatedly fail, IT becomes a blocker, not an enabler, of change. Projects can become too large and complex to succeed, not only because of their internal complexity, but also because of the unavoidable complexity ...

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