SOA Delivery Strategies
Service-Oriented Analysis (Part I: Introduction)
Service-Oriented Analysis (Part II: Service Modeling)
The separation of business analysis and solution design and construction are quite distinct in most custom development projects. Analysts typically gather and document business requirements that are handed over to architects and developers who design and build corresponding automation logic.
A project delivering a contemporary service-oriented solution changes this approach somewhat by blurring the lines that divide the initial project phases. SOA emphasizes a direct relationship between business analysis intelligence and the services that end up representing and implementing business logic.
This results in the requirement for a unique form of analysis that needs to be completed prior to the design of individual services, as explained in Chapters 11 and 12. Before we begin this stage, Chapter 10 helps us make some decisions around how a project delivering services intended for SOA should be organized.