Chapter 31. Enterprise Architecture: Coordination

While every project and process design needs to consider coordination issues, there are a number of these issues that are best addressed by the enterprise architecture group rather than by individual projects.

Preferred Coordination Patterns

When coordination patterns are selected, the choice of pattern will determine the responsibilities of the individual participants with respect to the detection, recording, annunciation, and recovery related to breakdowns. Selecting different coordination patterns results in different responsibility assignments. Selecting different patterns for different business processes involving the same participants can create somewhat of a problem: The breakdown-related ...

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