Chapter 3

Concept of Process-Centric Architecture

3.1 Objectives

 To appreciate the need for a new architectural approach for enterprise
 To understand the central philosophy behind process-centric architecture
 To know what PCA offers
 To appreciate the power of process definition and execution
 To see what is fundamentally behind this concept; the mathematical foundations that it is rooted on

3.2 The Case for a New Approach

We saw that there are major problems with the conventional architectural approaches. Some of the causes for these are

 The process logic is implicit in the application code making the application less flexible to change.
 The IT systems were not architected with business processes as their ...

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