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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Managers training course shows demonstrable signs of simplifying software integration. It can reduce the cost of integration significantly. The approach is not new but may be a paradigm shift for many organizations. This is analogous to e-Business, which is essentially client-server computing, but ushered many new possibilities.

This no-nonsense course is designed for the IT managers. The goal is to explain in clearly understandable terms what SOA is and how it can aid application integration. The course proceeds to cover typical development lifecycle and various roles people play in the process. The course will help the managers build a vision for future development activities.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to understand:

  • What is SOA?
  • How can SOA help a business?
  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
  • Leading SOA vendors and their offerings.
  • The SOA development methodology (SOAD).
  • How to integrate legacy applications using SOA?
  • Best practices.
  • SOA Governance Model.

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Managers

Course Code

GTAM12

Duration

3 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

N/A

Target Audience

  • IT managers responsible for software design, implementation and deployment.

Attendee Requirements

  • This Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Managers training course is suitable for IT Professionals.

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Course Description

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Managers training course shows demonstrable signs of simplifying software integration. It can reduce the cost of integration significantly. The approach is not new but may be a paradigm shift for many organizations. This is analogous to e-Business, which is essentially client-server computing, but ushered many new possibilities.

This no-nonsense course is designed for the IT managers. The goal is to explain in clearly understandable terms what SOA is and how it can aid application integration. The course proceeds to cover typical development lifecycle and various roles people play in the process. The course will help the managers build a vision for future development activities.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to understand:

  • What is SOA?
  • How can SOA help a business?
  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
  • Leading SOA vendors and their offerings.
  • The SOA development methodology (SOAD).
  • How to integrate legacy applications using SOA?
  • Best practices.
  • SOA Governance Model.
Course Outline

1. SOA CONCEPTS

Objectives

Anatomy of an Enterprise

IT Nightmare

Understanding by Analogy

Service Oriented Architecture

Componentization and Reuse

Benefits of Service Orientation

Defining SOA

Aligning the Enterprise

What s a Service?

Service Actors

Service Layering

Is SOA a Flash in the Pan?

Service Orienting the Enterprise

Service Oriented Thinking

2. LAYERS OF SERVICES

Objectives

What Is Layering?

SOA Layers

Layering Illustration

Data Storage Layer

Application Logic Layer

Adapter Layer

Application Service Layer

Business Service Layer

Orchestration Layer

Aux: Data Service Layer

Aux: Security Service Layer

Layering Concepts

Layering Rules of Thumb

In Review

3. SOA VALUE PROPOSITION

Objectives

The Value of SOA

Reducing Integration Expense

Integration Costs Illustration

Ripple effect of changes

The Value of SOA Layering

SOA Reduces Integration Costs

Increasing Asset Reuse

SOA Economics/ROI

Asset Reuse Illustration

Service Reuse v. Object Reuse

Increasing Business Agility

Business Agility Illustration

Traditional EAI Approach

Problems with Traditional EAI Approach

Change Flow Using Legacy Approach

SOA Agility

Build the Services

Build the Process

We Can Easily Change the Process

Reducing Business Risk

Risk reduction illustration

SOA Eases Compliance Risk

Business Advantages

ROI Quantification Hurdles

Real World SOA Example 1

Real World SOA Example 2

Real World SOA Example 3

Real World SOA Example 4

4. CALCULATING SOA ROI

Objectives

Does your SOA have an ROI?

How fuzzy is your ROI?

ROI Timeframes

Short-term Tactical ROI

Medium-term Operational ROI

Long-term Strategic ROI

Calculating Tactical ROI

Calculating Operational ROI

Iterative reuse model

Calculated reuse model

Calculated reuse definitions

Calculated reuse example

Calculating Strategic ROI

IBM s Business Value Model

1. Select Expected Benefits

2. Identify an applicable cost scenario

3. Calculate initial, simple return

4. Select the cost scenario for subsequent implementations

5. Calculate returns for subsequent implementations

Comparing the models

Best Practices for SOA ROI Calculation

5. SOA SERVICE LIFE CYCLE

Objectives

SOA Adoption

Adoption Stages

Managing Services

SOA Service Life Cycle Overview

SOA s Circle of Life

Discovery Phase

Analysis & Design Phase

Implementation Phase

Deployment Phase

Monitor Phase

Retirement Phase

6. HOW A REQUIREMENT BECOMES A SERVICE

Objectives

How a Requirement Becomes a Service

Requirements Discovery

Analysis and Design

Development

New requirements

Discovery

Analysis & Design

Service Development 1/4

Service Development 2/4

Service Development 3/4

Service Development 4/4

7. SERVICE MODELS

Objectives

Service Orientation Artifacts

The Service Model

Developing a Service Model

Service Model Example #1

Service Model Example #2

Service Model Example #3

Service Model Granularity

Service Contract Template

Service Contract Template Part 2

Service Contract Template Part 3

8. A TALE OF TWO COMPANIES

Objectives

Governance Touch Points

Life Without Governance …

Example 1/3: Action: Providing a Service …

Reaction: Load Problem!

Action 2/3: Consuming a Service …

Reaction: Dependency Problem!

Action 3/3: Support Agreements …

Reaction: Support Problem!

Fighting Fires

Life in Company B …

Life in Company B

SOA Governance Overview

Governance Provides Order

9. SOA CHALLENGES AND RISKS

Objectives

SOA Challenges and Risks

Emerging Standards

Emerging Standards (contd)

Selecting Tools and Infrastructure

Service Selection and Creation

Service Management

Portfolio Management

Paradigm Shifting

Communication

Policies and Compliance

Project Management

Training and Re-skilling

Governance and Risk Mitigation

10. GOVERNANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Objectives

The Strategic Role of IT

Governing IT

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

ITIL: Managing IT Activities

ICT Infrastructure Management (ICTIM)

ICTIM Processes

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)

Need for SOA Governance

SOA Governance

SOA Governance Adoption

Key Governance Relationships

SOA Governance Elements

SOA Governance Procedures

Recommended Procedures

More Recommended Procedure

SOA Governance Policies

Enterprise Policies

Business Policies

Service Policies

SOA Governance Metrics

More SOA Governance Metrics

Some Best Practices

Relevant Standards Work

OASIS SOA-RM

Reference Model in Context

OASIS SOA-RA

11. SOA MATURITY

Objectives

Challenges to SOA Adoption

Standards: Core

Standards: Messaging

Standards: Security

Standards: Business Processes

Standards: Misc

Gauging SOA Maturity

CMMI and SOA Maturity

SOA Maturity Models

SOA Maturity Model (CBDI)

CBDI s Service Model

SOA Maturity Model (IBM)

IBM s Integration Model

SOA Maturity Model (Wipro)

Wipro s Model

SOA Maturity Model (Sonic)

Progress-Sonic s Model

Comparing SOA Maturity Models

SOA Adoption Roadmaps

CBDI s Roadmap

ZapThink s Roadmap Model

Developing a Model and Roadmap

12. ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES

Objectives

Centers of Excellence and Competency

SOA Champions

Pattern: Collaborative Enterprise

Pattern: Process-driven Business

SOA Project Roles

SOA Project Roles Changes

SOA Project Roles New

APPENDIX A. SOA INFRASTRUCTURE AND TOOLS (also discussed if time allows)

SOA Infrastructure and Tools

Network Appliances

Enterprise Service Bus

Service Container

Business Rules Engine

Business Activity Monitoring

Service & Policy Management

Business Process Engine

Service Registry

Service Repository

Development Tools

Tool Combinations

What is the minimum?

APPENDIX B. IT GOVERNANCE USING ITIL (also discussed if time allows)

Objectives

Chapter Design

Introduction to Governance

Example of Governance

Use of IT in Organizations

Need for IT Governance

Return on IT Investments

Areas Addressed by IT Governance

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

ITIL – Managing IT Services

ITIL – Service Delivery

ITIL – Service Support

ITIL – Process Documentation

Release Management

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There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please Contact Us for further details.

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