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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 10. Maintaining Transactional Context

Maintaining Transactional Context

with Santiago Comella-Dorda

Santiago Comella-Dorda is a business analyst with McKinsey & Company.

 

It is commonplace that a problem stated is well on its way to solution, for statement of the nature of a problem signifies that the underlying quality is being transformed into determinate distinctions of terms and relations or has become an object of articulate thought.

 
 --John Dewey, (1859–1952)The Symposium (1930)
 

Any solution to a problem changes the problem.

 
 --R. W. Johnson (b. 1916)Washingtonian (November 1979)

In an incremental modernization effort, transactions processed entirely in the legacy system ...

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