Praise for Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives
"Kyle Gabhart and Bibhas Bhattacharya take nothing for granted and you should never assume anything in enterprise IT development, because too many things can happen to jeopardize an entire project. They examine the business objectives of SOA from several vantage points and explain clearly the advantages and risks of using one approach or another. If you′re an enterprise IT manager, this book has got to be on your shelf, because you′re going to need it sooner or later."
Chris Preimesberger, Senior Writer, eWEEK; correspondent, The Associated Press; former Java Zone editor, DevX.com
"In addition to good governance, key to the adoption of SOA is clarity of perspective, purpose, and progress. This focused book is very timely for those finding their way in SOA projects."
Miko Matsumura, Deputy CTO, Software AG webMethods
A fundamental breakthrough in the business and technology perspectives of SOA
A valuable resource for understanding and realizing the benefits of service oriented architecture in today′s companies, Service Oriented Architecture Field Guide for Executives shows you how to plan, implement, and achieve SOA value through its prescriptive approach of clearly understanding what SOA is and determining its applicability for your business, that is, if it will work, how it will be applied throughout the organization, and when it will be implemented.
Capturing a wealth of practical experience and lessons learned in SOA, authors Kyle Gabhart and Bibhas Bhattacharya demonstrate a unique ability to take the complex dynamics of SOA and provide an understandable and insightful how–to manual for both technical and business executives.
Applicable to all industries, technology platforms, and operating environments, this innovative book offers invaluable information for organizations seeking the benefits of SOAs as well as essential strategies to drive greater value from your Web services and realize your business goals.
SECTION ONE. WHAT IS SOA AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Chapter 1. SOA Primer.
Chapter 2. Business Process Management and SOA.
Chapter 3. SOA Value Proposition.
Chapter 4. Risks in SOA Adoption.
SECTION TWO. IS SOA RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS?
Chapter 5. Is SOA Right for You?
Chapter 6. Applying SOA to Various Industries.
Chapter 7. Calculating SOA ROI.
SECTION THREE. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT ADOPTING SOA?
Chapter 8. Selecting a SOA Maturity Model.
Chapter 9. How Much SOA Do I Need?
Chapter 10. Acquiring the Skills for SOA.
Chapter 11. Risk Mitigation through Proper Governance.
Chapter 12. Creating Your SOA Adoption Plan.
Appendix. Standards in SOA.
Kyle Gabhart is the Director of SOA Solutions at Web Age Solutions, a premier provider of technology education and mentoring. He is a subject matter expert specializing in service oriented technologies, enterprise architecture, and strategic business alignment. In addition to writing over seventy–five business and technology articles both online and in print, he has contributed to Professional Java XML and Professional EJB.
Bibhas Bhattacharya is the Chief Technology Officer at Web Age Solutions. He is an expert WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Commerce Suite architect. Before joining Web Age Solutions, he was an advisory software developer for the WebSphere product family at IBM.