Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture: Applying an Enterprise Architecture Approach

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2010 - Computers - 432 pages
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A complete, comprehensive methodology and framework for adopting and managing a successful service oriented architecture environment

Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture helps to set up an SOA Architecture Practice defining the policies, procedures, and standards that apply not just to IT developers but to the entire corporation as it relates to business applications.

  • Why a new architectural approach is necessary for your business to achieve all the value SOA has to offer
  • Focuses on setting up an enterprise architecture practice for service-oriented architecture
  • Discusses the implementation and governance processes for SOA
  • Defines and describes an overall architectural framework for managing SOA assets at an enterprise architecture level
  • Shows how to set up and run an SOA Enterprise Architecture Practice using the methodology and framework presented

Defining how an Architecture Practice can transform itself and your corporation to maximize the benefits of the SOA approach, Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture provides a pragmatic enterprise architecture approach and framework for implementing and managing service oriented architecture from a business organization and business practices perspective.

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Mr. Sweeney has made enterprise architecture redundant. I quote verbatim: “SOA Is The Way. [...] If you think of SOA as a way to transform all the physical aspects of business applications into standardized, logical and consumable “views” of the underlying application code, you have taken the first step down the right path”. All ye zealots, rejoice. Every problem is a nail, and SOA is the hammer. Everyone who still misguidedly thinks that there are problems not resembling nails, look elsewhere. 

Contents

What Is an Architecture Practice and Why Do You Need One?
3
Why Is a ServiceOriented Architecture So Valuable?
9
A New Architecture for a New World
23
SOA and Channels
33
ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK AND METHODOLOGY
49
Incorporating Existing Enterprise Architecture Documents
89
THE SOAEAF METHODOLOGY PROCESSES
101
Transforming Governance to Support SOA
119
People Involved in the SOA Process
227
Leveraging SOA to Decommission Replace or Modernize
255
Implementing an Effective SOA Strategy under a Decentralized
275
Assessing the Organizations SOA Maturity and Developing Your
283
APPENDIX A SOAEAF Documentation Templates
303
APPENDIX B Service Categories and Types
311
SOA Security Development Framework
331
Glossary
343

SOA System Development Life Cycle
175
Capacity Planning under SOA
213
About the Author
349
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RICK SWEENEY is an independent consultant who specializes in enterprise architecture and SOA practices. Prior to starting his firm, he was the chief architect for sixteen years at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts. While there, he developed an architectural framework and methodology that laid the foundation for an SOA to support a multitude of health industry partnerships and information-sharing initiatives. In addition, he worked for Wang Laboratories, where he implemented fifteen major systems in nine months to support the creation and operations of Wang's wholly owned captive finance subsidiary, Wang Credit Corporation. Visit the author's blog at www.soaistheway.wordpress.com.

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