SOA Advisor: Business analysis and SOA

The SOA Advisor newsletter is a series of articles written by Thomas Erl that discuss the benefits and principles of service-oriented architecture.

Business analysis and SOA part 1 of 6: The benefits of business services

Thomas Erl discusses how SOA and service-orientation relate to and affect business analysis processes and approaches in this first article of a six-part series. Read part one.

Business analysis and SOA part 2 of 6: Business service models and the entity-centric business service

This is the second article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring how SOA and service-orientation relate to and affect business analysis processes and approaches. Read part two.

Business analysis and SOA part 3 of 6: Process-centric business services

This is the third article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring how SOA and service-orientation relate to and affect business analysis processes and approaches. Read part three.

Business analysis and SOA part 4 of 6: SOA delivery lifecycle and the top-down approach

This is the fourth article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring how SOA and service-orientation relate to and affect business analysis processes and approaches. Read part four.

Business analysis and SOA part 5 of 6: The enterprise service model and agile service delivery

This is the fifth article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring how SOA and service-orientation relate to and affect business analysis processes and approaches. Read part five.

Business analysis and SOA part 6 of 6: Service-oriented analysis and service modeling

This is the final article of the six-part series dedicated to exploring how SOA and service-orientation relate to and affect business analysis processes and approaches. Read part six.


The top 5 SOA adoption pitfalls

If you want to make an SOA all go wrong, here's five excellent ways to do it. SOA guru Thomas Erl provides this definitive guide to service-oriented disaster. Read more here.


The irresistible relationship between SOA, stacks and open source software

Adam Michelson discusses the popularity of SOA stacks and evaluates stack-based solutions and how they can fit into your overall SOA strategy. Read more here.


The assembly methodology using SOA and open source software

Software assembly is a new technique that improves Rapid Application Development (RAD) and iterative software development approaches by using specific tools to deliver software. Read more here.



 

About the authors

Thomas Erl is the world's top-selling SOA author and Series Editor of the "Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl" (www.soabooks.com). Thomas is also the founder of SOA Systems Inc., a firm specializing in strategic SOA consulting, planning, and training services (www.soatraining.com). Thomas has made significant contributions to the SOA industry in the areas of service-orientation research and the development of a mainstream SOA methodology. Thomas is involved with a number of technical committees and research efforts, and travels frequently for speaking, training, and consulting engagements. To learn more, visit www.thomaserl.com.

Adam Michelson has more than a decade of technology implementation experience. Adam is currently the director of service-oriented and enterprise architecture for  Optaros Inc., an international consulting and systems integration firm that provides enterprises with best-fit solutions to IT business challenges, maximizing the benefits of open source software.

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This was first published in January 2007

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