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Service-Oriented Architecture

SOA Strategy, Methodology, and Technology, 1st Edition

By James P. Lawler, H. Howell-Barber

Auerbach Publications

288 pages | 55 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2007-11-19
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Aggressively being adopted by organizations in all markets, service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a framework enabling business process improvement for gaining competitive advantage. Service-Oriented Architecture: SOA Strategy, Methodology, and Technology guides you through the challenges of deploying SOA. It demonstrates conclusively that strategy and methodology are the keys to implementing SOA and provides the methodology needed for SOA success.

The book examines the role of both non-agile and agile project management techniques for deploying SOA. Its methodology applies frameworks of governance, communications, product realization, project management, architecture, data management, service management, human resource management and post implementation processes. Filled with case studies, the book shows the methodology in action.

This reference benefits business managers, business analysts, and technology project managers who are serious about adopting SOA as a long-term strategy. It is also benefits those new to business process management, enterprise architecture, and information systems and need to understand SOA, its business drivers, and its methodology.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Strategy


Business Process Management (BPM)

Enterprise Architecture

SOA and Web Services

Strategy of SOA

Governance of Information Technology with SOA Strategy

Program Management Methodology

Results of Studies on SOA




Introduction to Program Management Methodology


Definition of Program Management Methodology for SOA

Framework of Governance

Framework of Communications

Framework of Product Realization

Framework of Project Management

Framework of Architecture

Framework of Data Management

Framework of Service Management

Framework of Human Resource Management

Framework of Post Implementation

Business, Procedural and Technical Factors for Enabling    

   Frameworks of Methodology

Responsibilities and Roles of Program Staff for Fulfilling   


 Approach to Case Studies of Methodology of SOA


Deployment and Expansion of Web Services Based on SOA

Case Study 1—Life Insurance Firm

Case Study 2—Investment Banking Firm

Case Study 3—Hardware Manufacturing Firm

Case Study 4—Hardware and Software Firm

Case Study 5—Travel and Leisure Firm

Deployment of Services, Integration of Process and Services Architecture, and Restructuring of Organizations and Staff

Case Study 6—Broadband Communications Firm

Case Study 7—Certification Testing Firm

Case Study 8—Investment Advisory Firm

Case Study 9—Insurance Firm

Case Study 10—Municipal Energy Utility

Case Study 11—Banking Firm

Case Study 12—Telecommunications Firm

Case Study 13—Software Firm

Deployment and Exploitation of Services Based on SOE

Case Study 14—Automobile Research Firm

Case Study 15—Health Care Consortium


Frameworks of Methodology for SOA

Key Factors for Enabling Frameworks of Methodology

Key Roles of Program Staff

Key Lessons Learned on Projects of SOA

Maturity of SOA in the Studies


Introduction to Service Technology

Difficulty of SOA Technology

Enterprise Architecture Strategy

Security of SOA

Standards of SOA

Version Control


Service Technology Firms, Technologies and Tools

SOA Technology Firms

Sources on SOA Standards, Technologies and Tools


Challenge of SOA and SOA Technology

Chief Information Officer (CIO) and SOA Technology

Criticality of Methodology and Strategy in SOA

Education in a Learning Organization of SOA

Future Proposition of SOA


Service Terminology


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
COMPUTERS / Internet / General