Eating the IT Elephant


It’s a busy time of year at IBM Press, with many new books coming out.  Maybe not your typical beach reading variety, but important IT books!

Here’s one we are really excited about:

Eating the IT Elephant: Moving from Greenfield Development to Brownfield

Richard Hopkins and Kevin Jenkins explain why accumulated business and IT complexity is the root cause of large-scale project failure and show how to overcome that complexity “one bite of the elephant at a time.” You’ll learn how to manage every phase of the Brownfield project, leveraging breakthrough collaboration, communication, and visualization tools–including Web 2.0, semantic software engineering, model-driven development and architecture, and even virtual worlds.


This book will help you reengineer new flexibility and agility into your IT environment…integrate more effectively with partners…prepare for emerging business challenges… improve system reuse and value…reduce project failure rates…meet any business or IT challenge that requires the evolution or transformation of legacy systems.