Index

A

Abstraction, 7680, 110

Acceptance criteria (SOA projects), 171172

Accounting firms, as consultants, 4245

Activity, concept of, 62

Actor (use cases), 127

Adult entertainment industry, 3233

Agile automation, 60

Agile IT, 11, 56, 95

Agile Methodologies, 215217, 221

Agility, see Business agility

Alignment:

business agility vs., 13

of business and IT, 29

Amazon.com, 30

American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), 1011

Antihype, 37

Applications:

complexity of, 4041

defined, 40

functionality of, 39, 40

logic development for, 226227

Application-centric tasks, 62

Application developers, selling SOA to, 186, 203

Architecture, 117137. See also Service-Oriented Architecture

challenge of, 124125

complete design of, 172

and complexity of IT, 117118

definitions of, 118

as design time activity, 206

as discipline, 118119

enterprise, 121124

lack of tactical benefits from, 195

pilot project plan for, 171

in pilot projects, 170

points of view on, 119120

returns from, 190

Assets, reuse of, 192

Atomic Services, 178, 213214

Automation:

agile, 60

of business processes, 7, 57, 6468, 109110

paradox of, 236237

of processes, 236237

of procurement process, 6768

technology for, 57

of workflows, 5859

B

Banking industry, SOA in, 167

Basel II, 10

Best Practices Master, enterprise architect as, 132

“Big Dig” (Boston), 15

Bottom-up planning, 173175

BPM (business process management), 6465

BPM (business process modeling), 65

BPO (Business Process Outsourcing), ...

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