This is a unique publication of its kind about imperative, focused enterprise architecture aligned with strategy.
In this book, architectural design is modeled as SOA in an integrated holistic manner for each phase of architecture, wherein services are improved with optimal capabilities to increase the ability and business value of functional services.
The book presents strategy, business architecture, information system, application architecture, platform architecture and technology architecture to be applied to any business domain function.
First chapter starts with Strategy, which acts as tool to overcome the increasing challenges faced by business and IT. Strategy is governed across every layer of architecture to accomplish SOA based service possessing strategic capabilities.
Business Strategy plans the business to achieve strategic alignment, desired growth, synergy realization and competitive advantage under all circumstances at minimal cost. Based on business strategy, IT Strategy evolves which leads to IT Foundation composed of IT Capability Model and IT Operating Model. Enterprise architecture vision and approach to solution are also presented for each phase of enterprise architecture development.
Second chapter presents development of Business Architecture, which elaborates the business illustrated with Frameworks, Business Motivation Model, Organizational Structure, Value-added Chain, Key Performance Indicators, Key Risk Indicators, Strategy and Tactics, Business Scenarios, Business Process Model, Business Services, Use Cases, Capability Models and Business Services. Capability based planning approach supported with alignment framework applies SOA to transform business functionalities into business services supported with capabilities. Business architecture includes the domain functionalities modeled as SOA based service aligned with strategy. The business architecture built as SOA based consolidated business services are directly mapped into IT services for business-aligned, agile and effective IT solution.
Third chapter deals with development of Information System, Data and Application Architecture. Information system consolidates the core functional and data services, which acts as development and execution environment for enterprise wide applications.
Applications architecture is elaborated with service inventory, use-cases, classes, activity and components diagrams. Data management, workflow automation, security and availability, real-time events based computation are elaborated. The business driven IT supported with framework achieves business aligned IT where business services and capabilities are transformed into IT services.
Fourth chapter presents the Platform and Technology Architecture. Platform empowered with required technology executing applications are elaborated with respect to distributed computing, service platform, workflow automation, session and transaction services, enterprise integration, service bus, data management, security & availability etc.
The technical and functional professionals will benefit a great lot about enterprise architecture based automation that fulfills the enterprise need and possesses the strategic capabilities.show more