(1) SOA Service Identification with the IBM SOA-IF Domain Analysis Tool
The IBM SOA Integration Framework Domain Analysis tool (SOA-IF DA) was created and has evolved from strategic SOA customer engagements. It links business and IT by supporting strategic business architecture and the IT analysis of services. For example, it allows for the creation of business functional area maps and the identification of SOA services for the differentiating functional areas. DA is configured with a default underlying metamodel and development process that can be easily customized by organizations. This session describes the tool, provides a live demo, and shares experiences on using the tool for SOA analysis
Bertrand Portier, IT Architect, IBM Software Group - SOA Advanced Technologies (EIS)
Bertrand Portier, IT Architect, works for IBM SWG SOA Advanced Technologies. He spends half of his time with customers on strategic SOA transformation engagements,and the other half creating SOA assets with SWG development labs. He is heavily involved in model-driven and asset-based development, and has extensive experience with Web services. A regular speaker at conferences and the author of several technical articles, he is also co-authoring a redbook on SOA solutions
(2)Enterprise Business Modeling using Industry Standards
Effective and practical business modeling is key capability in any enterprise architecture practice. Many organizations struggle with enterprise business modeling due to the use of proprietary notations and tools (or because of the absence of an appropriate tool - i.e. not PowerPoint). Using industry standard notations and metamodels supports sustainable modeling by providing a common reference point for training, resource acquisition, and tool selection. As one of the outcomes of the TOGAF-MDA Synergy project, the speaker will describe how to use various specifications from the Object Management Group (OMG) - such as the Business Motivation Model (BMM), the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), and the Unified Modeling Language (UML) - for business architecture and modeling
Chris Armstrong, Armstrong Process Group, US
Chris Armstrong, President of Armstrong Process Group, Inc., is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in iterative software development, object-oriented analysis and design, architecture, the Unified Modeling Language, use case driven requirements, and process improvement.
Over the past twenty years, Chris has worked to bring modern software engineering best practices to practical application at many different private companies and government organizations all over the world. He has worked in many different industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education, publishing, real estate, medical, and social services.
Chris has spoken at over 30 conferences over the last seven years including OMG workshops, The Open Group IT Architecture Practitioner Conference, Software Development Expo, Rational User Conference, and UML World. Chris has written a number of articles for various publications including Cutter IT Journal, Enterprise Development, and Rational Developer Network.
Chris is the technical representative for APG at the Object Management Group (OMG) and contributes to the UML 2.0 specification and the Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM) 2.0 specification. Chris is also the APG representative to The Open Group Architecture Forum and co-chairs the TOGAF/MDA process modeling effort. Chris also represents APG at the Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) project.
Creating a repository that captures this critical enterprise data and allows the various stakeholder groups to view “Their Information Their Way” is a significant challenge.
This presentation will discuss lessons learned and show sample views from real projects. Enterprise information requirements & views supporting architects, business & IT analysts, managers, system engineers, auditors, and consultants will be included.
A checklist will also be presented for evaluating tool support for TOGAF activities.
Leon has a Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles; an M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Southern California; and a B.A., Mathematics, University of Utah.
David leads a team of architects that has successfully developed a large scale web enabled enterprise SOA in the payer healthcare domain. He has successfully established an ontology driven approach to support this enterprise SOA and currently maintains a knowledge base with over half a million concepts across the business, technology and organization domains. With several patents granted by the USPTO and several more in the application stage, he has a proven innovation track record.
He has an MASc in Data Compression and Digital Signal Processing from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and a BSc in Electronic Engineering from South Africa’s Natal University. David has presented at numerous major industry conferences including ECommerce World, Wireless One and Java Development conferences.
He has also published extensively in major trade journals including Dr Dobbs Journal, and made contributions to book publications including XML and Web Services Unleashed, and has been interviewed for newspaper and other articles.
“Enterprise Architecture is about understanding all of the different elements that go to make up the enterprise and how those elements interrelate.” Elements include People, Process, Business and Technology. ITIL-ITSM on the other hand is an IT Process Framework and a set of best (good) practices that support these IT processes. There is a strong relationship between developing global enterprise architecture and developing global ITIL-based ITSM Program. Similarly there is a strong relationship between implementing a target enterprise architecture and an ITSM Program.
This paper/presentation addresses some of these commonalities and inter-relationships between EA and ITIL-ITSM from an EA development, Business Transformation and Business Value Realization perspectives.
Rajesh Radhakrishnan is currently a Senior Managing Consultant and Senior IT Architect at IBM, Global Technology Services Group. His current client engagements are involve Global ITIL Program management, Service Level management and Service Availability/Continuity Management.
Prior to joining IBM, Rajesh was an Independent IT Architect for two years and a Technical Consultant at Sun Professional Services in McLean, Virginia for about 5 years. Prior to Sun, he was a Sr. Technical Staff Member at Metamor Worldwide for five years and consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Rajesh specializes in Business Continuance, High End Systems, High Availability and Storage Technologies as well as Technical Project Management. Rajesh has published papers on such topics as IT Architecture, Storage Architecture, Systems Architecture, ITIL-ITSM Processes and Technical Change Management (TCM) and has a patent pending on TCM Methodology.
He has a M.B.A. from Old Dominion University & a M.S. Degree from the University of Virginia.
Rajesh has been awarded the VITS (Virginia IT Scholar) for 2003/2004.and is a certified Systems Administrator, Storage Architect & ITIL-ITSM Consultant (Managers Level).