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Implementing SOA: Total Architecture in Practice by Paul C. Brown

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Chapter 7. Initial Project Scoping

It is day one for your new project. You have your project charter, and now you need to figure out exactly what needs to be done to meet the business objectives. This exercise is commonly referred to as scoping the project.

The intent of initial scoping is to identify those business processes that must be created or modified to realize the business goals. Once these processes have been identified, a small amount of information is gathered about each identified process to aid in understanding which of the process improvements is likely to present the greatest challenge. This information is used to then rank the processes by the anticipated difficulty, and this ranking is used to determine the sequence in which the ...

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