Chapter 10. Service Autonomy (Processing Boundaries and Control)

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10.1 Autonomy Explained

10.2 Profiling this Principle

10.3 Types of Service Autonomy

10.4 Measuring Service Autonomy

10.5 Autonomy and Service Design

10.6 Risks Associated with Service Autonomy

10.7 Case Study Example

Service-orientation brings with it a serious attitude when it comes to decomposition. When assembling a service inventory, there is an extreme emphasis on positioning each service of that inventory as a standalone building block. Autonomy therefore almost always ties into the design of what lies beneath the service contract (Figure 10.1).

Figure 10.1. Autonomy represents ...

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