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Agile Does Not Guarantee Value Creation

Posted by Leonardo Mattiazzi  on  Feb 08, 2011 1

Leonardo Mattiazzi considers that Scrum and XP do not necessarily create a great product, and complementary Lean principles and practices are necessary to create an Agile culture across the entire enterprise in order to succeed.

Proving the Business Value of SOA

Posted by Anne Thomas Manes  on  Feb 01, 2011 1

Anne Thomas Manes discusses SOA goals and objectives used to measure a system’s success, measuring the business value, SOA project metrics, and recommendations on proving the business value of SOA.

Zero Investment SOA

Posted by Eric Jan Malotaux  on  Jan 24, 2011 4

Eric Jan Malotaux presents a way of implementing SOA in small iterative steps, each step delivering value to stakeholders, higher than the costs involved, using feedback from previous steps to adjust the requirements and design accordingly.

Deriving Agility from SOA and BPM - Ten Things that Separate the Winners from the Losers

Posted by Manas Deb and Clemens Utschig-Utschig  on  Dec 28, 2010

In this presentation from SOA Symposium 2010, Manas Deb and Clemens Utschig-Utschig discuss how to derive business agility from SOA and BPM, motivations for agility, developing and nurturing agility, influencers and dependencies, how SOA and BPM enable agility, pitfalls and recommendations for organizational culture, and pitfalls and recommendations for business and technical architectures.

Obscured by Clouds

Posted by Russ Miles and Toby Hobson  on  Sep 09, 2010

Russ Miles and Toby Hobson outline many factors to be considered when adopting a cloud solution – what type of cloud, which vendor, what technology, how is it related to the business value, SLA, should it be considered early, geo-location constraints, etc. –, creating a wider view of the cloud from the development and business perspective.

Making the Business Case

Posted by Kurt Milne, Jay Lyman, Rolf Andrew Russell, Jody Mulkey  on  Aug 30, 2010

We know that solving DevOps problems improves your business operations and improves the bottom line, but how do you do you explain that to your CEO or CFO? How do you get the executives to buy in and invest in DevOps solutions?

Next Generation of Business-Driven SOA: The Convergence of Performance-Driven Business and Service-Orientation

Posted by John DesJardins  on  May 29, 2010

John DesJardins believes that a new generation of SOA is about to emerge, one based on business performance achieved through continuous process improvements driven by business metrics and IT collaboration. Organizations will measure their businesses alignment with IT in order to asses the impact of services, the impact of changes or new initiatives, up-time, response time, etc.

The Reincarnation of SOA

Posted by Anne Thomas Manes  on  Jan 29, 2010 5

Anne Thomas Manes, who pronounced SOA dead a year ago, talks about the reincarnation of SOA. She believes the old SOA had to die because it was too much focused on technology and products, while the new one, absolutely necessary for the new cloud computing era, will be focused on architecture, principles and practices.

Closing the Gap Between Apps and Ops

Posted by Jake Sorofman  on  Oct 07, 2009 1

Jake Sorofman talks on how to glue together the application development world and the business operations one in an automated, virtualized and cloud computing environment where everything moves faster than ever.

RESTful Approaches To Financial Systems Integration

Posted by Kirk Wylie  on  Sep 18, 2009 15

RESTful architectures are the subject of this presentation, specifically the way they are particularly attractive in solving many financial services integration problems. Kirk will present the advantages of a RESTful architecture to develop integrated systems in the financial services arena, in particular leveraging infrastructure, skills, and systems already in place at these firms.

A perception index and its square peg adapter

Posted by Toby Young  on  Sep 17, 2009

This presentation addresses a key business-technology alignment principal: understanding priorities in terms of business value. Traditional ROI type measurements of business value are expensive, inflexible and boring. A Perception Index (and a necessary "square peg adapter") offers is a lean, appropriate and fun alternative, for a fast changing business.

Investment Banking: Technology Space and Integration Issues

Posted by John Davies  on  Apr 26, 2009 6

John Davies discusses technology problems and solutions encountered in the investment banking domain. Issues covered include: transport and data integration, protocols, XML, complex validation, persistence, and scaling via distributed systems. SWIFT MT to MX migration is also discussed.

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