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

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Chapter 5. The Mythical Metaman

 

“There is no silver bullet.”

 
 --Fred P. Brooks, Jr.
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When You Eliminate the Impossible 91

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The Long Tail of Business Services 98

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Business Attractors for Attractive Businesses 104

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The Death of Brownfield 105

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Endnotes 105

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The last four chapters described the Brownfield approach and showed how it can be used to reengineer complex environments. But this is just the initial application of Brownfield. By switching viewpoints from Greenfield to Brownfield and adopting the VITA architecture, further possibilities emerge. This chapter looks at the future of Brownfield ...

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