Chapter 8. SOA Enterprise Leadership

Most of the discussion up to this point has focused narrowly on the work of a single project and the business processes and systems impacted by that project. However, many of the architectural issues you encounter in projects extend well beyond the boundaries of a single project, just as the enterprise projects you have been considering span multiple business silos. The lifetimes of business processes, applications, business services, databases, and supporting infrastructure extend well beyond the boundaries of any given project. Consequently, any alterations to these architectural elements require a perspective beyond that of a single project. This is the role of the enterprise architecture group: to provide ...

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