Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture

ISBN-10: 0131412752
ISBN-13: 9780131412750
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

The role of the enterprise architecture professional is one of the most challenging roles in information technology today. Many aspects of the role are technical, while much more of the job is becoming political. To say the least, it is a challenging position. Many enterprise architects have significant responsibility, but do not have the necessary authority to bring about success. The primary focus of this book is to be a guide and trusted advisor to those who want to be successful in this pursuit. Through real-world examples from experts who have filled the role of enterprise architect, the reader will learn how to solve complex problems, maintain technical competencies, and make a positive impact on the overall business. The most successful architecture will have an architect that can describe the motivation behind the technical choices; this book provides the background the practitioners will need to become the enterprise evangelist.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Systems Architecture
Canaxia Brings an Architect on Board
Network Protocols
Conclusion
Software Architecture
What Is Software Architecture?
The Role of a Software Architect
Why We Need Software Architecture
The System Stakeholders
Creating a Software Architecture: An Example
Architecture Description Languages and UML
Quality Attributes
Architectural Viewpoints
Architectural Styles, Patterns, and Metaphors
Conclusion
Service-Oriented Architecture
Benefits of an SOA
Characteristics of an SOA
Web Services
Services at Canaxia
SOA Issues
SOA Management
SOA Best Practices
SOA Antipatterns
Conclusion
Software Product Lines
Product Lines at Canaxia
History of Product Lines
What Is a Software Product Line?
Product Line Benefits
Product Line Aspects
Conclusion
Methodology Overview
The Software Development Life Cycle
Extreme Programming
SEI/CMM
The Zachman Framework
Model-Driven Architecture
Rational Unified Process
Using These Methodologies
Conclusion
Enterprise Unified Process
The Enterprise-Unified Process
The Production Phase
The Retirement Phase
The Operations and Support Discipline
The Enterprise Management Discipline
Why Adopt the EUP?
Conclusion
Agile Architecture
Agility in a Nutshell
Potential Problems with Traditional Approaches to Enterprise Architecture
An Agile Approach to Architecture
What Should Agile Architecture Efforts Produce?
Agile Architecture at Canaxia
Introducing an Agile Approach into Your Organization
Are Other Architecture Approaches Agile?
Potential Problems with an Agile Approach
Conclusion
Agile Modeling
The Goals of Agile Modeling
Agile Models
Agile Documents
Conclusion
Presentation Tier Architecture
Key Presentation Tier Components
General Design Recommendations
Design Guidelines for Interface Components
Conclusion
Usability and User Experience
Understanding Usability
User Experience Components
Usability and User Experience Design Process
Usability Techniques
Sharing the Usability Test Reports
Out-of-the-Box Experience
Conclusion
Data Architecture
The Business Problem
Baseline Data Architecture
Frameworks
Metadata
Advanced Metadata Architecture
Data Security
Agile Database Techniques
Conclusion
Thought Leadership
Organizational Matrix
Outsourcing and Core Competencies
Strong Technical Leadership
Architects Stand the Test of Time
The Savage Pursuit of Best Practices
The Agile CIO
The Mysteries of Open Source
Consultant 101
Why I Should Be a CIO
The Next Minute
Conclusion
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
About the Authors
Index

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