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Implementing SOA: Total Architecture in Practice by Paul C. Brown

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Chapter 12. Related Processes

Business processes rarely live in isolation. Most processes depend upon artifacts generated by other processes or produce artifacts upon which other processes depend. For the enterprise to operate properly, all of these business processes must be operating and all of the interactions between them must be executing properly. To ensure proper operation, you need to understand these interactions—these dependencies between processes.

For the most part, you will discover dependencies between business processes by determining the artifacts required by each activity in the process you are designing. For those artifacts that originate outside the process, you determine the business process that generates the artifact. You ...

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