Building the Agile Enterprise: With SOA, BPM and MBM

Other | July 28, 2010

byFred A. Cummins, Fred A. Cummins

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In the last ten years IT has brought fundamental changes to the way the world works. Not only has it increased the speed of operations and communications, but it has also undermined basic assumptions of traditional business models and increased the number of variables. Today, the survival of major corporations is challenged by a world-wide marketplace, international operations, outsourcing, global communities, a changing workforce, security threats, business continuity, web visibility, and customer expectations. Enterprises must constantly adapt or they will be unable to compete.

Fred Cummins, an EDS Fellow, presents IT as a key enabler of the agile enterprise. He demonstrates how the convergence of key technologies—including SOA, BPM and emerging enterprise and data models—can be harnessed to transform the enterprise. Cummins mines his 25 years experience to provide IT leaders, as well as enterprise architects and management consultants, with the critical information, skills, and insights they need to partner with management and redesign the enterprise for continuous change. No other book puts IT at the center of this transformation, nor integrates these technologies for this purpose.

  • Shows how to integrate and deploy critical technologies to foster agility
  • Details how to design an enterprise architecture that takes full advantage of SOA, BPM, business rules, enterprise information management, business models, and governance
  • Outlines IT's critical mission in providing an integration infrastructure and key services, while optimizing technology adoption throughout the enterprise
  • Illustrates concepts with examples and cases from large and small commercial enterprises
  • Shows how to create systems that recognize and respond to the need for change
  • Identifies the unique security issues that arise with SOA and shows how to deploy a framework of technologies and processes that address them

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In the last ten years IT has brought fundamental changes to the way the world works. Not only has it increased the speed of operations and communications, but it has also undermined basic assumptions of traditional business models and increased the number of variables. Today, the survival of major corporations is challenged by a world-...

Fred Cummins , is currently an independent consultant and business systems architect. He is an active member of the Object Management Group as co-chair of the Business Modeling and Integration Task Force, co-chair of the Business Architecture Special Interest Group and co-chair of the Value Delivery Modeling Language Finalization Task ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:336 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 28, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. The Agile Enterprise
Common business challenges
The modern ecosystem
A new way of thinking
Agility enablers
SOA Maturity Model
CSFs on the journey to agility
2. Service Oriented Architecture
Business services
SOA infrastructure
Defining services
Enterprise transformation
SOA Challenges
3. Business Processes in a SOA
Process concepts
Process modeling
Operating modes
Processes in SOA
Choreography
4. Business Rules
Types of Rules
Implications of SOA
Rules management
5. Enterprise Information Management
Agile enterprise requirements
Logical data model
Data exchange
Business intelligence services
Master data management
Knowledge management
6. SOA Security
What makes SOA different?
Encryption and signatures
Identification and authentication
Authorization
Role-based access control (RBAC)
XACML Policies
Access control administration
Federation of trust domains
Accountability and non-repudiation
Monitoring, logging, alerts and audits
Vulnerability scanning and intrusion detection
7. The SOA Organization Structure
How is SOA different?
Service unit types
Hierarchy design factors
Organization specifications
Organizational transformation
8. Event Driven Agility
Event resolution business framework
Origins of events
Identification of events of interest
Sources of Event notices
Event notification infrastructure
Event resolution processes
9. Governance
Benefits
SOA Governance Framework
Strategic Planning
Enterprise intelligence
Business Architecture
Audit and Risk Assessment
Enterprise Transformation
Standards and technology
Information Technology services
Finance & Accounting services
Purchasing services
Human resource management services
Product Value Chains
10. Business Models
Business modeling viewpoints
Modeling tool standards
Enhanced modeling capabilities
Tactical solutions