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Service-Oriented Architecture: A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technologyby Eric A. Marks and Michael Bell
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Praise for Service-Oriented Architecture
"This book provides a superb overview of the SOA topic. Marks and Bell provide practical guidance across the entire SOA life cycle—from business imperatives and motivations to the post-deployment business and technical metrics to consider. With this book, Marks and Bell demonstrate a unique ability to take the complex dynamics of SOA, and through an eloquent set of metaphors, models, and principles, provide an understandable and insightful how-to manual for both technical and business executives. This will become a required handbook for any organization implementing SOA."
—Dan Bertrand, Enterprise Technology Officer & EDS Fellow, EDS Corporation
"A fundamental breakthrough in the business and technology perspectives of SOA—this book belongs in every software developer, architect, and IT executive library. Marks and Bell demonstrate a creative and practical approach to building complex, service-oriented systems. I especially liked the hands-on perspective brought to multiple aspects of SOA. A must-have guide in the technology turbulence of the future."
—Ariel Aloni, Chief Technology Officer, SunGard Data Management Solutions
"This outstanding text gets straight to the heart of the matter, cutting through the hyperbole and discussing how to drive real business value through SOA. It will certainly impact my behavior, our governance models, and, subsequently, the successful business outcomes we derive as we continue to embrace SOA. A must-read for battle-scarred SOA veterans and fledgling architects alike."
—Christopher Crowhurst, Vice President and Chief Architect, Thomson Learning
"Too often, SOA has been perceived as 'all about the technology'—standards, technology stacks, operational monitoring, and the like. In this book, Marks and Bell expand beyond the technology to provide a refreshing business-driven perspective to SOA, connecting the dots between business requirements, architecture, and development and operations, and overlaying these perspectives with tried-and-true governance techniques to keep SOA initiatives on track. A must-read for those leading the charge to adopt SOA within their enterprise."
—Brent Carlson, Chief Technology Officer, LogicLibrary and coauthor of SanFrancisco Design Patterns: Blueprints for Business Software
"Marks and Bell have captured a wealth of practical experience and lessons learned in what has become the hottest topic in software development. In this book, they explain in detail what works and what does not, from procedural issues to technical challenges. This book is an invaluable reference for organizations seeking the benefits of SOAs."
—Dr. Jeffrey S. Poulin, System Architect, Lockheed Martin and author of Measuring Software Reuse: Principles, Practices, and Economic Models
"One of the last things companies often consider when implementing a business solution such as SOA is the impact on people. Marks and Bell provide an in-depth look at 'what has to change' from a process standpoint to make any SOA implementation a success. A great read for those considering to embark on an enterprise SOA and looking for the right mix of people, process, and products."
—Alan Himler, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, LogicLibrary
SOA is a complex topic and a complex organizational goal
Service-Oriented Architecture: A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology shows you how to plan, implement, and achieve SOA value through its prescriptive approach, joining the business and strategic perspective to the technical and architectural perspective.
Applicable to all industries, technology platforms, and operating environments, this innovative book provides you with the essential strategies to drive greater value from your SOA and realize your business goals.
Book News Annotation:
This resource for business and IT professionals provides an accessible overview of the business and technology issues involved in service-oriented architecture (SOA). The authors' modeling approach is general and may be applied to all industries, technology platforms, and operating environments. Sample topics include asset reuse, governance, architecture, and return on investment. Marks is a veteran software and technology services expert, and Bell is founder of an SOA modeling firm. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is becoming widely recognized as the key
to business agility, IT flexibility, enterprise business integration, and many other business benefits. This book takes a prescriptive approach to planning and implementing SOA to drive superior business performance and focuses on helping business and IT executives plan, implement, and achieve SOA value. This practical guide demonstrates how to build on existing IT architecture, develop SOA road maps, and manage SOA organizational dynamics.
Eric A. Marks (Newburyport, MA) is President and CEO of AgilePath Corporation, a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services solutions firm. Michael Bell (Monroe, NJ) is the founder of Methodologies Corporation, a Service-Oriented Architecture modeling firm based in New Jersey.
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.
About the Author
ERIC A. MARKS is President and CEO of AgilePath Corporation, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services solutions firm. He is a software and technology services veteran with eighteen years of experience with firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cambridge Technology Partners, Novell, Electronic Data Systems, StreamServe, Ontos, and Square D Company/Schneider Electric. A business author and frequent speaker on various IT topics, he serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for LogicLibrary, a leading software asset reuse firm. He lectures at Syracuse University's nationally recognized School of Information Studies and is a regular columnist for Computerworld online, Managing Automation magazine, and the industry portal SearchWebServices.com.
MICHAEL BELL is the founder of Methodologies Corporation, a service-oriented architecture modeling firm based in New Jersey. He is a software, modeling, and architecture strategist veteran with twenty years of experience designing, architecting, and building high-volume, real-time trading systems for Wall Street brokerage institutions, investment banking, credit card, and insurance firms. These include institutions such as JPMorgan, Chase, Citibank, American Express, and UBS PaineWebber.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to the SOA Business Model.
Elements of an SOA.
Conceptual SOA Vision.
SOA Governance and Policies.
Organizational and Behavioral Change.
SOA: Behavior and Culture.
New SOA Conceptual, Architectural, and Organizational Models.
SOA: Its Time Has Come.
SOA: Evolved Enterprise Integration.
SOA Means “Service-Oriented Agility”.
Service-Oriented Business: SOA = Business-Oriented Architecture.
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 New Opportunities.
General Model of Services.
Services in an SOA Context.
Chapter 3: SOA Business Modeling.
SOA Business Iteration Model.
SOA Business Modeling.
Identify Major Business Challenges: Imperative Analysis.
Focusing Your SOA Efforts.
Chapter 4: Services Identification, Analysis, and Design.
Begin with Candidate Business Services.
Business Process Analysis.
Core Entity Analysis.
Opportunistic Approach via Already-Budged Projects.
Business and Domain Expertise.
Existing Business Applications.
Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Both, Then Iterate.
Focus on Candidate Business Services.
Service Analysis and Design.
Candidate Service Analysis.
Bottom-Up Design and Analysis Approach.
Chapter 5: SOA Technology and Services Integration Model.
Service Integration Model Framework.
Service Integration Generic Notation.
Service Integration Principles.
Service Integration Design.
Service Integration Modeling.
Service Product Mapping Component: Integration Product Mapping Strategy.
Chapter 6: Fundamentals of SOA Asset Reuse: Service Reusability Model.
Major Influences on Service Reusability.
Service Reuse Model.
Service Reusability Strategy.
Chapter 7: SOA Governance, Organization, and Behavior.
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.
Chapter 8: Architecture Organization Model.
When Should Enterprise Architecture Be Reviewed?
SOA-Driven Enterprise Architecture Model.
Architecture Role Models.
Positioning of Architecture Organizations: An SOA Perspective.
Architecture Organizational Management Structure.
Chapter 9: SOA Business Case and Return on Investment Model.
Achieving SOA Value.
SOA Value Considerations.
SOA Value Points.
Big Hairy Audacious Value.
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.
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