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Modernizing Legacy Systems: Software Technologies, Engineering Processes, and Business Practices by Grace A. Lewis, Daniel Plakosh, Robert C. Seacord

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Chapter 3. Risk-Managed Modernization

Risk-Managed Modernization
 

First ponder, then dare.

 
 --Helmuth von Moltke (1800–1891)
 

We are prepared to take risks, but intelligent risks. The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

 
 --Jawaharlal Nehru,Speech to ParliamentNew Delhi, 18 February 1953

The modernization approach described in this book integrates software engineering concepts with an organized understanding of the information systems technologies that both constrain and define the solution space. The objective of this approach is effective risk management and mitigation leading to the development of a modernization plan that minimizes the risk of the modernization ...

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