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7.4.2 Identifying the business capability provided by a service
An important part of governing a service is to identify how it adds value to the
business. WSRR uses business capabilities to define the business view of a
If there is no existing business capability that the service realizes, you must
create and define a business service. You need to add the following key defining
A service charter to define the scope and role of the business service and an
The owning organization that is responsible for defining requirements for the
capability and owning any realizations of this capability, such as the Account
Creation service that has now been loaded
To identify the business capability provided by a service:
1. Create a business service.
a. On the Overview page of the SOAG space, locate the Service Registry
Actions widget. In this widget, click Create a Business Service.
b. In the Create a Business Service window enter the following information,
as shown in Figure 7-21:
•Name: Account Creation Eligibility
• Description: Validate customer information is complete and can be
verified before opening an account
Figure 7-21 Creating a business service
2. Define the scope of the Account Creation Eligibility business service by
loading a charter:
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a. Still in the Create a Business service window, under the Charter
relationship, click Add Other Document.
b. Click Browse, and select AccountCreationServiceCharter.doc. Click
c. Click Load. The charter document is added as a target of the Charter
relationship, as shown in Figure 7-22.
Figure 7-22 Adding a charter document
3. Assign an owning organization to the business service:
a. Still in the Create a Business service window, under the Owning
Organization relationship, click Add Organization.
b. Enter C in the Name field, and select Common Services from the auto
suggest list. The Common Services organization is added as a target of
the owning organization relationship, as shown in Figure 7-23 on
AccountCreationServiceCharter.doc: You can find this document in
the additional material that is supplied with this book in the
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Figure 7-23 Assigning an owning organization
4. Click Finish to save your changes and create the business service. The
displayed page changes to the Browse page. The Detail and Navigator
widgets are updated to show the new business service, and the governance
state, visible under Governance State, is Business Capability Identified,
as shown in Figure 7-24 on page 219.
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Figure 7-24 Account Creation Eligibility business service created
5. Move the Account Creation Eligibility business service through its life cycle to
the Approved state:
a. In the Service Registry Detail widget, click Action Propose Charter. In
the Operation Successful window, click OK. The business service enters
Charter Review state, where an SOA Governance Center of
Excellence can authorize or reject the capabilities, requirements, or
ownership that are defined so far, as shown in Figure 7-25.
Figure 7-25 Governance state changes to Charter Review