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

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Chapter 11. Process Constraints

Almost all business processes have constraints that they must satisfy. The rate at which a process must be able to execute and the allowed completion time for its execution are two examples of constraints discussed in earlier chapters. These happen to be performance constraints, but there are other categories of constraints pertaining to availability, fault-tolerance, security, monitoring, management, and exception handling, to mention a few. To complete the architecture of a business process, you need to comprehensively specify its constraints.

The subject of constraints (often referred to as nonfunctional requirements) is somewhat open-ended. You should consider the categories of constraints discussed here, but ...

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