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Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:54

TSRI CEO Coauthors OMG Book


"TSRI CEO Coauthors Information Modernization Case Studies Book For The OMG Press"

Kirkland, WA. (October 10, 2009) – The first major publication from the Object Management Group Architecture Driven Modernization Task Force will be appearing in book stores commencing February, 2010. Published by Morgan Kaufman as part of the OMG Series, the Information System Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies in 400+ pages is already being heralded as the most definitive handbook of best practices for information system modernization published in more than a decade.

CTOs, CIOs and System Architects of Organizations seeking guidance in the theory, principles, disciplines, tools, scenarios and management strategies for legacy system modernization will use Information System Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies by Bill Ulrich and Philip Newcomb an irreplaceable handbook for guiding their modernization projects.

In contrast to the tangled IT architectures that resulted from decades of manual patches, failed replacements, and outmoded transliteration approaches, ADM is an automated approach for information system modernization that restores the vitality of legacy systems by automatically modeling and transforming them into modern languages, and modern designs and architectures without the need for manual intervention except to adjust the models and rules that carry out the automated modernization process.

This new OMG Series publication combines theory and practical guidance from lessons learned during the modernization of major mission critical systems. The European air traffic control system, the Veteran Heath Administration’s electronic health care system, Air Force logistics systems, Navy NMCI systems are just a few of the highly successful modernization projects that are the focus of the many in-depth case studies in this new book.
The outcome or a three year collaboration between Philip Newcomb, CEO of the Software Revolution, Inc and principal contributor to the ASTM, SMM and KDM standards and William Ulrich, Co-chair of the Object Management Group (OMG) Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force (ADM-TF), Information System Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies is the first OMG Series publication to address architecture driven modernization (ADM).

To purchase the book (paperback) HERE
To purchase the kindle version        HERE

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Monday, 22 February 2010 15:28

New Book by Ulrich and Newcomb


"New Book by Ulrich and Newcomb: Information Systems Transformation:

Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies with
Reviews by Grady Booch, Ed Yourdon and Richard Soley"

Kirkland, WA. (Feburary 22, 2010) – Book Release
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies
 By William M. Ulrich and Philip H. Newcomb

 Published by Morgan Kaufmann
 ISBN: 978-0-12-374913-0
 Copyright Feb 2010
 $59.95 USD €43.95 EUR £29.99 GBP

What The Experts Are Saying:

According to Grady Booch, IBM Fellow & Chief Scientist, Software Engineering:
"Ulrich and Newcomb's book offers a comprehensive examination of the challenges of growing software-intensive systems … (Read more...)

According to Ed Yourdon, noted Author and Consultant:
"Modernization is going to be a more and more important part of the overall IT strategy. William Ulrich and Philip Newcomb's important new book ... (Read more...)

According to Richard Soley Ph.D. Chairman/CEO, Object Management Group (OMG):
“Estimates by internationally-known researchers of the worldwide legacy code base is now approaching a half-trillion lines. That only counts so-called "legacy languages" like COBOL--which drive the world. Add in database schemas … (Read more...)

About the Book
Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies, a new book by William Ulrich and Philip Newcomb, provides a practical guide to organizations seeking ways to understand and modernize existing systems as part of their information management strategies. It includes an introduction to ADM disciplines and standards, including alignment with business architecture, as well as a series of scenarios outlining how ADM is applied to various initiatives. Ten chapters, containing in-depth, modernization case studies, distill the theory and delineate principles, processes, and best practices for every industry, ensuring the book's leading position as a reference text for all of those organizations relying on complex software systems to maintain their economic, competitive and operational viability. (Read more...)

Key Features
  • Acts as a one-stop shopping reference and complete guide for implementing various modernization models including core concepts, common scenarios, and a guide for getting started.
  • Concepts are illustrated with real-life examples from various modernization projects, allowing you to immediately apply tested solutions and see results.
  • Ten chapters containing in-depth modernization case studies, covering multiple platforms, industries and government agencies from four different countries.
About the Authors
William M. Ulrich is President of Tactical Strategy Group, Inc. (TSGI)
and a management consultant. Mr. Ulrich has been in the modernization field since 1980 and continues to serve as a strategic advisor on business and IT transformation projects for corporations and government agencies. In 2005, Mr. Ulrich was awarded the Keeping America Strong Award for his work in information systems modernization. He is Co-Chair of the OMG Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force and the OMG Business Architecture Special Interest Group, Editorial Director of the Business Architecture Institute, and author of Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies.
Philip H. Newcomb is Founder and CEO of The Software Revolution, Incorporated (TSRI)
and creator of TSRI's acclaimed architecture-driven modernization services and toolset JANUS Studio®   . He is coauthor of Reverse Engineering (Kluwer 1996) with Linda Wills, Coeditor of the 2nd Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (IEEE 1995) with Elliot Chikofsky and principal author of the Abstract Syntax Tree Metamodeling Specification (OMG Specification 2009). With more than 35 publications and 70 successfully completed information system modernization projects he is a recognized leader in the application of artificial intelligence, automatic programming and formal methods to industrial-scale software modernization.
About Morgan Kaufmann:
Since 1984, Morgan Kaufmann has published premier content on information technology, computer architecture, data management, computer networking, computer systems, human computer interaction, computer graphics, multimedia information and systems, artificial intelligence, computer security, and software engineering. Our audience includes the research and development communities, information technology (IS/IT) managers, and students in professional degree programs. Learn more at www.mkp.com. Contact Bob Dodd, 781-313-4726 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for an electronic review copy, access to our expert authors, or to publish excerpts of our material.

For more information about TSRI contact:

Greg Tadlock
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Phone: (425) 284-2770
Fax:     (425) 284-2785
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