I’ll admit I often struggle to find easy ways for people to understand Enterprise Canvas and service-oriented enterprise-architecture – thinking in terms of services doesn’t seem to come naturally to many people. But the other morning, up came one of …

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What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? We’ve explored those questions in some depth in the preceding series of posts. It’s left us with a set of visual-checklists, including …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – worked-example Read more »

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What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe that architecture? How do we use that service-oriented approach to help enterprise-architecture break free of the IT-centrism that’s crippled it for the past couple …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – Summary Read more »

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What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we describe what passes between services – the Exchanges, or products, that ‘hold the space’ between each service? And how can we use this kind of …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 6: Exchanges Read more »

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What is a service-oriented architecture – particularly at a whole-of-enterprise scope? How best could we summarise the content of each service – the elements that make up its structure? What do we need, to move beyond the IT-centrism that’s dominated …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 5: Service-content Read more »

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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 …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 4: Layers Read more »

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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? …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3D: Investors Read more »

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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? …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3C: Validation Read more »

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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 …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3B: Coordination Read more »

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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 …

Services and Enterprise Canvas review – 3A: Direction Read more »

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