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Building the Agile Enterprise

Book Description

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

Table of Contents

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1. The Agile Enterprise
    1. When Agility Pays off
    2. How We Got Here
    3. A New Way of Thinking
    4. SOA Maturity Model
    5. Critical Success Factors on the Journey to Agility
  8. Chapter 2. Service-Oriented Architecture
    1. Business Services
    2. Service Unit Management
    3. SOA Electronic Infrastructure
    4. Defining Service Units
    5. Robust Value Chain Analysis
    6. Enterprise Transformation Perspectives
  9. Chapter 3. Business Process Management
    1. Business Process Concepts
    2. Process Modeling
    3. Operating Modes
    4. Processes in SOA
    5. Choreography
  10. Chapter 4. Business Rules
    1. Types of Rules
    2. Implications of SOA
    3. Rules Management
  11. Chapter 5. Enterprise Information Management
    1. Information Management Issues
    2. Logical Data Model
    3. Data Exchange
    4. Business Intelligence Services
    5. Master Data Management
    6. Knowledge Management
  12. Chapter 6. SOA Security
    1. Encryption and Signatures
    2. Accountability and Nonrepudiation
    3. Identification and Authentication
    4. Authorization
    5. Role-Based Access Control, Extended
    6. Runtime Authorization
    7. XACML Policies
    8. Access Control Administration
    9. Federation of Trust Domains
    10. Perimeter security
    11. Vulnerability Scanning and Intrusion Detection
    12. Monitoring, Logging, Alerts, and Audits
  13. Chapter 7. The Agile Organization Structure
    1. Design Principles
    2. Service Unit Types
    3. Hierarchy Design Factors
    4. Organization Modeling
    5. Organizational Transformation
  14. Chapter 8. Event-Driven Agility
    1. Event Resolution Business Framework
    2. Origins of Events
    3. Identification of Events of Interest
    4. Sources of Event Notices
    5. Event Notification Infrastructure
    6. Event Resolution Processes
  15. Chapter 9. Agile Governance
    1. Benefits
    2. Agile Governance Framework
    3. Strategic Planning
    4. Enterprise Intelligence
    5. Business Architecture
    6. Audit and Risk Assessment
    7. Enterprise Transformation
    8. Standards and Technology
    9. Information Technology Service Units
    10. Finance and Accounting Service Units
    11. Purchasing Service Units
    12. Human Resource Management Service Units
    13. Value Network Services
  16. Chapter 10. Model-Based Management
    1. Business-Modeling Viewpoints
    2. Modeling Technology Standards
    3. Enhanced Modeling Capabilities
    4. Tactical Solutions
  17. Bibliography
    1. References
  18. Glossary
  19. Index
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
    9. I
    10. J
    11. K
    12. L
    13. M
    14. N
    15. O
    16. P
    17. Q
    18. R
    19. S
    20. T
    21. U
    22. V
    23. W
    24. X