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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 4: Layers

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture at different levels of abstraction, different levels of detail? If – as in many architecture frameworks – we could describe the architecture

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Services and Enterprise Canvas – 3D: Investors

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and and its investors and beneficiaries? Who or what are those respective stakeholders? And what happens within their respective service-interactions?

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3C: Validation

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and those support-services that keep it on-track to enterprise-purpose? What are those other ‘validation-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions?

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3B: Coordination

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and those that coordinate its actions with others’? What are those other ‘coordination-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions? This

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3A: Direction

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between a service and those that direct and manage its actions? What are those other ‘direction-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions? This

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3: Guidance-services

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe the relationships between services that are not in the main value-flows? What are those other ‘support-services’? And what happens within those service-interactions? This is the third

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 2: Supplier and customer

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How do we describe relationships between services – particularly in the main value-flows? What happens within those service-interactions? This is the second in a six-part series on reviewing services

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 1: Core

What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? Why would we describe an enterprise and its architecture in that way? How would we describe it? What could we use to describe it? This is the first in

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Services and Enterprise Canvas review – Introduction

What are services? What’s the difference between product and service? How does a service-oriented architecture really work – especially when we scale it up to include everything in the entire enterprise? And how does the Enterprise Canvas model-type help in

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Enterprise-architecture as hologram

What’s the best metaphor we could use for the information collected in enterprise-architecture and related disciplines? The answer, I’d suggest, is a hologram. This is in part a follow-on to the post ‘What do we need from our EA tools?‘. What

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