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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A

Book Description

In A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, six leading experts present indispensable technical, process, and business insight into every aspect of enterprise architecture. You'll find start-to-finish guidance for architecting effective system, software, and service-oriented architectures; using product lines to streamline enterprise software design; leveraging powerful agile modeling techniques; extending the Unified Process to the full software lifecycle; architecting presentation tiers and user experience; and driving the technical direction of the entire enterprise. For every working architect and every IT professional who wants to become one.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. The Coad Series
  3. www.wwisa.org
  4. About Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Systems Architecture
    1. Canaxia Brings an Architect on Board
    2. Network Protocols
    3. Conclusion
  9. Software Architecture
    1. What Is Software Architecture?
    2. The Role of a Software Architect
    3. Why We Need Software Architecture
    4. The System Stakeholders
    5. Creating a Software Architecture: An Example
    6. Architecture Description Languages and UML
    7. Quality Attributes
    8. Architectural Viewpoints
    9. Architectural Styles, Patterns, and Metaphors
    10. Conclusion
  10. Service-Oriented Architecture
    1. Benefits of an SOA
    2. Characteristics of an SOA
    3. Web Services
    4. Services at Canaxia
    5. SOA Issues
    6. SOA Management
    7. SOA Best Practices
    8. SOA Antipatterns
    9. Conclusion
  11. Software Product Lines
    1. Product Lines at Canaxia
    2. History of Product Lines
    3. What Is a Software Product Line?
    4. Product Line Benefits
    5. Product Line Aspects
    6. Conclusion
  12. Methodology Overview
    1. The Software Development Life Cycle
    2. eXtreme Programming
    3. SEI/CMM
    4. The Zachman Framework
    5. Model-Driven Architecture
    6. Rational Unified Process
    7. Using These Methodologies
    8. Conclusion
  13. Enterprise Unified Process
    1. The Enterprise Unified Process
    2. The Production Phase
    3. The Retirement Phase
    4. The Operations and Support Discipline
    5. The Enterprise Management Discipline
    6. Why Adopt the EUP?
    7. Conclusion
  14. Agile Architecture
    1. Agility in a Nutshell
    2. Potential Problems with Traditional Approaches to Enterprise Architecture
    3. An Agile Approach to Architecture
    4. What Should Agile Architecture Efforts Produce?
    5. Agile Architecture at Canaxia
    6. Introducing an Agile Approach into Your Organization
    7. Are Other Architecture Approaches Agile?
    8. Potential Problems with an Agile Approach
    9. Conclusion
  15. Agile Modeling
    1. The Goals of Agile Modeling
    2. Agile Models
    3. Agile Documents
    4. Conclusion
  16. Presentation Tier Architecture
    1. Business Needs and Presentation Requirements
    2. Key Presentation Tier Components
    3. General Design Recommendations
    4. Design Guidelines for Interface Components
    5. Conclusion
  17. Usability and User Experience
    1. Understanding Usability
    2. User Experience Components
    3. Usability and User Experience Design Process
    4. Usability Techniques
    5. Sharing the Usability Test Reports
    6. Out-of-the-Box Experience
    7. Conclusion
  18. Data Architecture
    1. The Business Problem
    2. Baseline Data Architecture
    3. Frameworks
    4. Metadata
    5. Advanced Metadata Architecture
    6. Data Security
    7. Agile Database Techniques
    8. Conclusion
  19. Thought Leadership
    1. Organizational Matrix
    2. Outsourcing and Core Competencies
    3. Strong Technical Leadership
    4. Architects Stand the Test of Time
    5. The Savage Pursuit of Best Practices
    6. The Agile CIO
    7. The Mysteries of Open Source
    8. Consultant 101
    9. Why I Should Be a CIO
    10. The Next Minute
    11. Conclusion
  20. Business Case
  21. Practical Considerations
  22. The Seven Habits of an Agile Enterprise Architecture
  23. Models
  24. References
  25. Additional Reading
  26. Future Books
  27. About the Authors