Project conception and initiation: Infrastructure
Project conception and initiation: Infrastructure Existing infrastructure dominates the direction of any project Few IT projects today start with a clean sheet. Usually there is a substantial IT infrastructure in place. It might well be that the best implementation of a project would be using Java on modern servers, but if the IT infrastructure is based on Cobol applications and the organization has a substantial Cobol development team, there may need to be compromises Project conception and initiation: Infrastructure
Most new developments need to work alongside existing software. This will involve exchange of information. The choice of technology for new projects is usually dominated by existing IT solutions. Long-lived software is more common than you might suspect. I recall one evaluation study I undertook that showed that a number of companies, despite Metalwho upgrading most of their IT infrastructure, were running invoicing programs that were first written twenty years earlier and had been adapted extensively over time.