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Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives

Book Description

Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives is a fundamental breakthrough in the business and technology perspectives of service oriented architecture (SOA). A valuable resource to help you understand and realize the benefits of SOA in today's companies, this guide will show you how to plan, implement, and achieve SOA value. Use a prescriptive approach to help you clearly understand SOA and to determine its applications for your business. Applicable to all industries, technology platforms, and operating environments, this innovative book will provide you with essential strategies.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dedication
  3. PREFACE
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  5. WHAT IS SOA AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?
    1. SOA PRIMER
      1. FROM AD-HOC SOLUTIONS TO SERVICE ORIENTED CAPABILITIES
      2. WHAT EXACTLY IS SOA?
      3. DECONSTRUCTING SOA
      4. IS SOA THE LATEST INDUSTRY FAD?
      5. SUMMARY
      6. SOA CASE STUDIES
    2. BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND SOA
      1. WHAT IS A BUSINESS PROCESS?
      2. ARE YOU PROCESS ORIENTED?
      3. BECOMING PROCESS ORIENTED
      4. WHAT IS BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT?
      5. BUSINESS PROCESS AND SOA
      6. ALIGNING IT WITH THE BUSINESS
      7. BECOMING SERVICE ORIENTED
      8. FROM OBJECT TO SERVICE ORIENTATION
      9. BUSINESS PROCESS MODELING
      10. ESTABLISH THE BUSINESS PROCESS
      11. MONITOR AND CONTROL THE PROCESS
      12. IMPROVE OR ALTER THE BUSINESS PROCESS
      13. SUMMARY
    3. SOA VALUE PROPOSITION
      1. SOA VALUE STORY
      2. SOA VALUE, BEYOND THE CORE
      3. SURGICAL ADOPTION OF SOA
      4. CASE STUDY: SOA VALUE PROPOSITION
      5. SUMMARY
    4. RISKS IN SOA ADOPTION
      1. WHY DO WE USE TECHNOLOGY?
      2. IT AS A TOOL
      3. BARRIERS TO SOA'S PROMISES
      4. OTHER RISKS
      5. SUMMARY
  6. IS SOA RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS?
    1. IS SOA RIGHT FOR YOU?
      1. MEASURING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF SOA
      2. TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION
      3. SUMMARY
    2. APPLYING SOA TO VARIOUS INDUSTRIES
      1. DEFENSE SECTOR
      2. FINANCIAL SECTOR
      3. MEDIA SECTOR
      4. TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
      5. TRAVEL SECTOR
      6. APPLYING SOA TO OTHER SECTORS AND SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES
      7. SUMMARY
    3. CALCULATING SOA ROI
      1. QUANTIFYING SOA ROI
      2. TACTICAL SOA ROI
      3. OPERATIONAL SOA ROI
      4. STRATEGIC SOA ROI
      5. SCHEDULE AND RISK: THE HIDDEN FACTORS IN EVALUATING ROI
      6. CASE STUDY: CALCULATING SOA ROI
      7. SUMMARY
  7. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT ADOPTING SOA?
    1. SELECTING AN SOA MATURITY MODEL
      1. GAUGING MATURITY
      2. SOA MATURITY MODELS AT A GLANCE
      3. WEB SERVICES MATURITY MODEL
      4. SERVICE INTEGRATION MATURITY MODEL
      5. SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE MATURITY MODEL
      6. SELECTING A MATURITY MODEL
      7. SUMMARY
    2. HOW MUCH SOA DO I NEED?
      1. SOA IS NOT A PANACEA
      2. WHAT CHILDREN TEACH US ABOUT SOA
      3. SELECTIVE SOA METHODOLOGY
      4. APPLYING THE SELECTIVE SOA METHODOLOGY
      5. SUMMARY
    3. ACQUIRING THE SKILLS FOR SOA
      1. MULTISTAGE TRAINING PROGRAM
      2. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
      3. SKILLS BY ROLE
      4. SUMMARY
    4. RISK MITIGATION THROUGH PROPER GOVERNANCE
      1. LIFE WITHOUT GOVERNANCE
      2. UNDERSTANDING SOA GOVERNANCE
      3. GOVERNANCE TIPS TO SUCCESS
      4. SUMMARY
    5. CREATING YOUR SOA ADOPTION PLAN
      1. READY ... FIRE ... AIM?
      2. THE PLAN
      3. EVALUATING SOA
      4. ADOPTING SOA
      5. SUMMARY
      6. NEXT STEPS
  8. STANDARDS IN SOA
    1. ADOPTING STANDARDS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
    2. MAINTAINER OF STANDARDS
    3. MESSAGING STANDARDS
    4. ADVANCED STANDARDS
    5. BUSINESS PROCESS ORCHESTRATION STANDARDS
    6. SERVICE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
    7. CONCLUSIONS