Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) : A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology / Edition 1

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) : A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology / Edition 1

by Eric A. Marks, Michael Bell
     
 

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is the most important—and most misunderstood—influence on information technology (IT) strategy and enterprise architecture, a critical discipline to make Web services, and services in the general sense, work together to help organizations plan, implement, and achieve SOA value. Service-Oriented Architecture: A

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Overview

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is the most important—and most misunderstood—influence on information technology (IT) strategy and enterprise architecture, a critical discipline to make Web services, and services in the general sense, work together to help organizations plan, implement, and achieve SOA value. Service-Oriented Architecture: A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology clarifies and simplifies this complex topic—and complex organizational goal—unlike any other book, with extensive treatment that equips managers to proactively realize the business goals they are seeking from SOA.

Service-Oriented Architecture: A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology is applicable to all industries, technology platforms, and operating environments. It fills a need with excellent guidance from authors Eric Marks and Michael Bell, whose complementary SOA perspectives—Marks with a business and strategic perspective and Bell with a technical and architecture perspective—create a unified language of business that reconciles the semantic and linguistic barriers between the business and IT communities.

With case studies based on the authors' experiences, this logically organized and well-written field guide is packed with real-world implementation advice for newcomer or veteran business managers and IT executives, including how to:Conceptualize and understand services in an SOA context, with an SOA vision, strategy, and road mapIdentify major business challenges that SOA resolvesFocus your SOA effortsIdentify, model, and implement servicesEstablish your SOA technology and services integration modelDefine SOA governance, organization, and behavioral modelsDevelop an architecture organization modelAchieve SOA business value

Service-Oriented Architecture: A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology is the lasting SOA reference guide that IT executives, architects, team leaders, and developers will turn to for its enduring relevance and pragmatic approach to the organizational and cultural issues of SOA.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471768944
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.11(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1: Introduction to the SOA Business Model.

Elements of an SOA.

Conceptual SOA Vision.

Services.

Enabling Technology.

SOA Governance and Policies.

Metrics.

Organizational and Behavioral Change.

SOA: Behavior and Culture.

New SOA Conceptual, Architectural, and OrganizationalModels.

SOA: Its Time Has Come.

SOA: Evolved Enterprise Integration.

SOA Means “Service-Oriented Agility”.

Service-Oriented Business: SOA = Business-OrientedArchitecture.

Characteristics of a Zero-Integration Enterprise.

What Are the Challenges of SOA?

Chapter 2: General Model for Services.

SOA Is All About Services.

Services Address Persistent Challenges and Present NewOpportunities.

General Model of Services.

Services in an SOA Context.

Service Lifecycle.

Summary.

Chapter 3: SOA Business Modeling.

SOA Business Iteration Model.

SOA Business Modeling.

Identify Major Business Challenges: Imperative Analysis.

Focusing Your SOA Efforts.

Summary.

Chapter 4: Services Identification, Analysis, andDesign.

Begin with Candidate Business Services.

Business Process Analysis.

Core Entity Analysis.

Opportunistic Approach via Already-Budged Projects.

Business and Domain Expertise.

Preexisting Services.

Existing Business Applications.

Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Both, Then Iterate.

Focus on Candidate Business Services.

Service Analysis and Design.

Candidate Service Analysis.

Service Design.

Bottom-Up Design and Analysis Approach.

Summary.

Chapter 5: SOA Technology and Services IntegrationModel.

Service Integration Model Framework.

Service Integration Generic Notation.

Service Integration Principles.

Service Integration Design.

Service Integration Modeling.

Service Product Mapping Component: Integration Product MappingStrategy.

Summary.

Chapter 6: Fundamentals of SOA Asset Reuse: ServiceReusability Model.

Major Influences on Service Reusability.

Service Reuse Model.

Service Reusability Strategy.

Service Construction.

Service Integration.

Service Management.

Summary.

Chapter 7: SOA Governance, Organization, andBehavior.

Architecture’s Role in an SOA.

Dynamic Architecture versus Static Architecture.

SOA: Spatial and Temporal Challenges.

SOA Governance Overview.

Organization of Governance.

What Does SOA Governance Do?

SOA Governance Organizational Model.

SOA Governance Processes.

Closed Loop SOA Governance.

What Is the SOA Governance Process?

SOA Policies: Where SOA Governance Gets Real.

SOA Governance Implementation and Integration.

Enabling Technology of SOA Governance.

SOA Behavioral Model: Beyond SOA Governance.

Summary.

Chapter 8: Architecture Organization Model.

When Should Enterprise Architecture Be Reviewed?

Key Questions.

SOA-Driven Enterprise Architecture Model.

Business Requirements.

Technological Requirements.

Architecture Disciplines.

Architecture Practices.

Architecture Roles.

Architecture Role Models.

Positioning of Architecture Organizations: An SOAPerspective.

Architecture Organizational Management Structure.

Summary.

Chapter 9: SOA Business Case and Return on InvestmentModel.

Achieving SOA Value.

SOA Value Considerations.

SOA Value Points.

Big Hairy Audacious Value.

SOA Process.

Process Approach to SOA ROI.

Exploring the SOA Value Model.

SOA ROI Threshold Model.

Targeting ROI with SOA Initiatives.

SOA and Services Reuse.

SOA Metrics and SOA Scorecards.

Summary.

Index.

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