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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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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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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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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What naming do we need, when we’re doing architectures for every part of the enterprise? Yeah, I know this is another one that I go on and on about, but it’s just too bad: we need to resolve this one – …

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We’ve recently explored here the transition from product to service – but what about the other way round, from service to product? (Many thanks to Michael Poulin for reminding of this point.) As far as I understand it, product and …

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What’s the relationship between product and service? How does that relationship work in practice, within a service-oriented enterprise-architecture? What started this one off was this much-referenced comparison: (My apologies, I don’t know who to credit for this image – perhaps …

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This one’s another follow-up from the model-development session with Stuart Boardman last Friday, and relates to a different way to understand the often over-hyped Cloud. [I hasten to add that most of what follows is just a minor elaboration on an …

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Continuing on the theme of the ‘This’ game for engaging people in enterprise-architecture exploration and development, as described in the two previous posts ‘This: an exploratory game for service-oriented EA‘ and ‘More on the ‘This’ game for enterprise-architecture‘. The final …

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A great session yesterday with Kevin Smith, brainstorming ideas for the ‘This’ game for service-oriented enterprise-architecture. I’d originally envisaged ‘This‘ as a kind of card-game, with questions and supporting-information printed on playing-cards: There would be that small set of mandatory …

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