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  • Agile Finance: Story Point Cost

    by Christopher Goldsbury on  Aug 18, 2010 5

    This article ties a rather abstract and developer centered concept (story points) to the real world of business (spreadsheets and ledgers). Making this connection is essential for management.

  • SOA Strategy and Spline Tactics

    by Michael Poulin on  Mar 02, 2010

    In this article, Michael Poulin discusses agility-to-market changes that IT can gain using a strategy oriented onto the services. Using concepts of service-orientation as the major construct of the technical product portfolio, accompanied by a techniques he calls Spline Tactics, he examines how businesses can achieve strategic agility.

  • Using ITIL V3 as a Foundation for SOA Governance

    by JP Morgenthal on  Feb 05, 2010

    Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. Based on their perspective, they would be correct since V2 focused more heavily on operational processes rather than service lifecycle. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted toward what can only be accurately described as service-orientation.

The Meme Lifecycle

Posted by Julian Everett and Chris Matts on  Jan 22, 2010

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

SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility

Posted by William A. Brown, Robert G. Laird, Clive Gee, Tilak Mitra on  Dec 17, 2009

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

Book Review: Ladder to SOE

Posted by Dave West on  Aug 14, 2009

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

The Economics of Service Orientation

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  May 16, 2009

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.

Interview with the Book Authors: Brown, Laird, Gee, Mitra: SOA Governance

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Mar 20, 2009

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.

We Need to Create Information System Ratings

Posted by Pierre Bonnet on  Mar 09, 2009

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

Using Numbers to Communicate - in the Spirit of Agile

Posted by Linda Rising and Barbara Chauvin on  Jun 13, 2008

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

Creating Product Owner Success

Posted by Roman Pichler on  May 14, 2008

The Scrum Product Owner role is powerful, valuable and challenging to implement. It brings healthier relationships between customers and developers, and competitive advantage - if you do it right. 12

SOA Governance: Crucial Necessity or Waste of Time?

Posted by Gernot Starke on  Nov 21, 2007

In this article, Gernot Starke introduces SOA Governance, how it relates to overall Corporate Governance and IT Governance, and how it should be applied both at design-time and at runtime. 4

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