Succeeding with SOA: Realizing Business Value Through Total Architecture

Paul C. Brown

  • 出版商: Addison Wesley
  • 出版日期: 2007-04-01
  • 售價: $1,660
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,577
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 288
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321508912
  • ISBN-13: 9780321508911
  • 相關分類: SOA
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"Like so many acronyms in public currency, SOA means many different things to different people. Paul Brown deftly avoids getting caught in the trap of overstating the case for SOA. Instead, he brings the topic skillfully into focus, zeroing in on the concepts that must be understood in order to be effective. Paul's purpose, as I've found so often in his presentations and conversations, is to get to the core of real-world architectural issues that make the difference between success and failure. Paul doesn't sit in an ivory tower pontificating; he gets right down to the critical issues in order to develop effective real-life strategies."

--From the Foreword by Jonathan Mack, Senior Technical Architect, Guardian Life Insurance Company

"As Paul Brown explains in this fine book, there is more to software development than just writing code. Successful software requires deep thought and strategy. It requires the coordination and marshalling of the resources and intellect of the entire company, both business and IT. I learned much from reading his manuscript and heartily endorse the finished book."

--Dr. Michael Blaha, author and industrial consultant

"Paul Brown has provided a practical and actionable guide that will illuminate the way for Business and IT Leaders involved in IT strategy, planning, architecture, and project management. A successful adoption of SOA will touch every aspect of the business and change the way IT does business. This book does a good job of describing the organizational challenges and risks and providing suggestions to manage them. It also dives deeply into the architectural techniques that can be employed in order to align the service architecture with the business, thus providing maximum benefit and continued funding for your SOA transformation."

--Maja Tibbling, Lead Enterprise Architect, Con-way Enterprise Services

"Succeeding with SOA achieves where most books on service-oriented architectures fail. It accurately describes what practitioners are seeing, as well as why, and gives them practical examples through case studies and instruction. Most useful both for those about to take the plunge and those who are already soaking."

--Charly Paelinck, Vice President, Development and Architecture, Harrah's Entertainment

"This book is a must-read for architects and SOA practitioners. It provides an important foundation for a SOA strategy. Brown emphasizes the importance of aligning services with their business processes, building capabilities using strong enterprise architecture standards, and ensuring an effective governance process. The book promotes the notion of mutual dependency between managing a business using business processes and managing its IT with SOA. By aligning the two paradigms, a business can become more agile, able to adapt to change both quickly and economically. This is the promise of SOA."

--Sunny Tara, Director, IT, Enterprise Architecture and Services, Harrah's Entertainment

Getting a Desired Business Return on Your Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Investment
Today, business processes and information systems are so tightly intertwined that they must be designed together, as parts of a total architecture, to realize enterprise goals. In Succeeding with SOA, Paul Brown shows how service-oriented architectures (SOAs) provide the best structure for such integration: clean, well-defined interfaces between collaborating entities. But even SOAs need to be correctly understood and implemented to avoid common failures. Drawing on decades of experience, Dr. Brown explains what business managers and IT architects absolutely need to know--including critical success factors--to undertake this essential work.

Coverage includes

Setting clear and reasonable expectations for SOA's benefits
Understanding why conventional project management techniques don't scale to today's enterprise-wide projects
Defining a living roadmap for developing services based on business priorities
Establishing coherent leadership that brings together business executives, IT leaders, and the SOA architecture group
Using Total Architecture Synthesis (TAS) to rapidly develop business processes and information systems together
Understanding the central role of architecture--and making sure the right architectural decisions get made
Whether you're a business or technical leader, this book will help you plan, organize, and execute SOA initiatives that meet or exceed their goals--now, and for years to come.


像許多公共領域中的縮寫詞一樣,SOA對不同的人有不同的含義。Paul Brown巧妙地避免了過度強調SOA的情況。相反,他巧妙地將這個主題聚焦在必須理解的概念上,以便發揮效果。正如我在他的演講和對話中經常發現的那樣,Paul的目的是深入探討真實世界的架構問題,這些問題決定了成功與失敗之間的差異。Paul不是坐在象牙塔上說教,而是直接關注關鍵問題,以制定有效的現實策略。

-- 引自Jonathan Mack的前言,他是Guardian Life Insurance Company的高級技術架構師

正如Paul Brown在這本精彩的書中所解釋的,軟件開發不僅僅是編寫代碼。成功的軟件需要深思熟慮和策略。它需要協調和調動整個公司的資源和智慧,包括業務和IT。閱讀他的手稿,我從中學到了很多,並且衷心支持這本完成的書。

-- Dr. Michael Blaha,作家和工業顧問

Paul Brown提供了一個實用和可行的指南,將為參與IT戰略、規劃、架構和項目管理的商業和IT領導者照亮道路。成功採用SOA將觸及業務的每個方面,改變IT的業務方式。這本書很好地描述了組織面臨的挑戰和風險,並提供了管理這些挑戰和風險的建議。它還深入探討了可以用於將服務架構與業務相一致的架構技術,從而為您的SOA轉型提供最大的效益和持續的資金。

-- Maja Tibbling,Con-way Enterprise Services的首席企業架構師


-- Charly Paelinck,Harrah's Entertainment的副總裁,開發和架構


-- Sunny Tara,Harrah's Entertainment的IT、企業架構和服務總監