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Use Modeling to Communicate Between IT and Business

Communicating business requirements, operations structures, and technical solutions between IT and business people with different backgrounds has always been a challenge.  The first book in the Architect Resource Library from the Microsoft Architectural Strategy Team shows how to use models to overcome this challenge:  Dynamic Modeling: Aligning Business and IT.  The 257-page e-book uses business scenarios developed around case studies to show modeling in action to describe a complex IT solution to communicate between groups across organizational boundaries.

Topics covered:
  • Supporting Business Operations Requirements in the IT Organization
  • Communicating Business Operations Requirements to IT
  • Architectural Issues in Managing Web Services in Connected Systems
  • Developing a Solution Design for Web Services
  • Developing and Using a Web Services Health Model
  • Deploying Web Services
The health monitoring portion describes the System.Management.Instrumentation and Diagnostics namespaces to implement health monitoring for .NET, as well as creating a Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) management pack.

Lead author Dave Welsh is a Program Manager for Architecture Strategy in the Developer & Platform Strategy group at Microsoft.  Dave served previously as the United Nations Rapporteur for Standards, Chair of the UN's Business Process standards working groups, one of the original ebXML authors, on the International Chamber of Shipping standards team, a representative to the ISO, and member of many European and American industry standards bodies.
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