In this article, Michael Poulin talks about how create an application/platform environment using spline tactics, which is capable of adopting changes and providing strategic agility to businesses.
Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted towards service-orientation.
Julian Everett and Chris Matts describe an IT business case as a meme - one that is competing in the complex ecosystem that constitutes a market sector and show its implications. 3
The book chapter presented in this article offers practical advice on governing a Service Factory with guidelines for defining, developing, testing, deploying and operating services plus a case study
A review of Michael Poulin's book, Ladder to SOE. Michael's book shows how to use the principles of service orientation to align IT with the business, and the business with market dynamics. 1
This article explores the structural economic changes brought up by service orientation and how the concept of services and the reuse of services promise long lasting relief from the cost treadmill.
InfoQ spoke with Clive Gee, William A. Brown, Robert G. Laird, Tilak Mitra about their latest book SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility.
Pierre Bonnet argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" companies can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. 5
Developers and the business use numbers differently, leading to poor communication. Here the "Spirit of Agile" tells a developer the trick: translate non-computational issues into number language. 3