Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management Resource Planning and Governance Making Shoes for the Cobbler s Children

Author: Charles T. Betz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123850185
Format: PDF, ePub
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Information technology supports efficient operations, enterprise integration, and seamless value delivery, yet itself is too often inefficient, un-integrated, and of unclear value. This completely rewritten version of the bestselling Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning and Governance retains the original (and still unique) approach: apply the discipline of enterprise architecture to the business of large scale IT management itself. Author Charles Betz applies his deep practitioner experience to a critical reading of ITIL 2011, COBIT version 4, the CMMI suite, the IT portfolio management literature, and the Agile/Lean IT convergence, and derives a value stream analysis, IT semantic model, and enabling systems architecture (covering current topics such as CMDB/CMS, Service Catalog, and IT Portfolio Management). Using the concept of design patterns, the book then presents dozens of visual models documenting challenging problems in integrating IT management, showing how process, data, and IT management systems must work together to enable IT and its business partners. The edition retains the fundamental discipline of traceable process, data, and system analysis that has made the first edition a favored desk reference for IT process analysts around the world. This best seller is a must read for anyone charged with enterprise architecture, IT planning, or IT governance and management. Lean-oriented process analysis of IT management, carefully distinguished from an IT functional model Field-tested conceptual information model with definitions and usage scenarios, mapped to both the process and system architectures Integrated architecture for IT management systems Synthesizes Enterprise Architecture, IT Service Management, and IT Portfolio Management in a practical way

Advances in Government Enterprise Architecture

Author: Pallab Saha
Publisher: Information Science Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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"This book is a compilation of chapters on government Enterprise architecture with the intention of informing professionals with different levels of enterprise architecture knowledge"--Provided by publisher.

Principles of Transaction Processing

Author: Philip A. Bernstein
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080948416
Format: PDF, ePub
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Principles of Transaction Processing is a comprehensive guide to developing applications, designing systems, and evaluating engineering products. The book provides detailed discussions of the internal workings of transaction processing systems, and it discusses how these systems work and how best to utilize them. It covers the architecture of Web Application Servers and transactional communication paradigms. The book is divided into 11 chapters, which cover the following: Overview of transaction processing application and system structure Software abstractions found in transaction processing systems Architecture of multitier applications and the functions of transactional middleware and database servers Queued transaction processing and its internals, with IBM's Websphere MQ and Oracle's Stream AQ as examples Business process management and its mechanisms Description of the two-phase locking function, B-tree locking and multigranularity locking used in SQL database systems and nested transaction locking System recovery and its failures Two-phase commit protocol Comparison between the tradeoffs of replicating servers versus replication resources Transactional middleware products and standards Future trends, such as cloud computing platforms, composing scalable systems using distributed computing components, the use of flash storage to replace disks and data streams from sensor devices as a source of transaction requests. The text meets the needs of systems professionals, such as IT application programmers who construct TP applications, application analysts, and product developers. The book will also be invaluable to students and novices in application programming. Complete revision of the classic "non mathematical" transaction processing reference for systems professionals. Updated to focus on the needs of transaction processing via the Internet-- the main focus of business data processing investments, via web application servers, SOA, and important new TP standards. Retains the practical, non-mathematical, but thorough conceptual basis of the first edition.

Workflow Modeling

Author: Alec Sharp
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1596931930
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This extensively revised second edition of the acclaimed and bestselling book, Workflow Modeling serves as a complete guide to discovering, scoping, assessing, modeling, and redesigning business processes. Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition.

Rapid Development

Author: Steve McConnell
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735646368
Format: PDF
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Corporate and commercial software-development teams all want solutions for one important problem—how to get their high-pressure development schedules under control. In RAPID DEVELOPMENT, author Steve McConnell addresses that concern head-on with overall strategies, specific best practices, and valuable tips that help shrink and control development schedules and keep projects moving. Inside, you’ll find: A rapid-development strategy that can be applied to any project and the best practices to make that strategy work Candid discussions of great and not-so-great rapid-development practices—estimation, prototyping, forced overtime, motivation, teamwork, rapid-development languages, risk management, and many others A list of classic mistakes to avoid for rapid-development projects, including creeping requirements, shortchanged quality, and silver-bullet syndrome Case studies that vividly illustrate what can go wrong, what can go right, and how to tell which direction your project is going RAPID DEVELOPMENT is the real-world guide to more efficient applications development.

Enterprise architecture planning

Author: Steven H. Spewak
Publisher: QED Information Sciences
ISBN: 9780894354366
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enterprise Architecture Planning (EAP) is a high-level blueprint for data, applications, and technology that is a cost-effective long-term solution. The authors give you a common-sense approach to EAP, supported by examples of architectures, procedures, checklists, and useful guidelines.

Process Mapping and Management

Author: Sue Conger
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 160649130X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Process Mapping & Management is a 10-chapter book comprised of three sections: Process mapping mechanics, process improvement analysis, and process redesign and justification. Written for executives and graduate students the text offers practical techniques for simplifying and improving business processes that are immediately actionable. The improvement analysis is based on lean six sigma techniques and discusses leaning for the removal of process waste, cleaning for improving the remaining steps, and greening for evaluating methods that either automate or off-load work. A call-center case study runs through the book to illustrate many of the techniques.

Next Generation Application Integration

Author: David S. Linthicum
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201844566
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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* *Defines Web services and integration and the relationship between EAI and Web services *Outlines the types of Web services integration from standards, implementation to enabling technologies *Features Web services integration scenarios and case studies

Information Modeling and Relational Databases

Author: Terry Halpin
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080568737
Format: PDF
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Information Modeling and Relational Databases, Second Edition, provides an introduction to ORM (Object-Role Modeling)and much more. In fact, it is the only book to go beyond introductory coverage and provide all of the in-depth instruction you need to transform knowledge from domain experts into a sound database design. This book is intended for anyone with a stake in the accuracy and efficacy of databases: systems analysts, information modelers, database designers and administrators, and programmers. Terry Halpin, a pioneer in the development of ORM, blends conceptual information with practical instruction that will let you begin using ORM effectively as soon as possible. Supported by examples, exercises, and useful background information, his step-by-step approach teaches you to develop a natural-language-based ORM model, and then, where needed, abstract ER and UML models from it. This book will quickly make you proficient in the modeling technique that is proving vital to the development of accurate and efficient databases that best meet real business objectives. Presents the most indepth coverage of Object-Role Modeling available anywhere, including a thorough update of the book for ORM2, as well as UML2 and E-R (Entity-Relationship) modeling. Includes clear coverage of relational database concepts, and the latest developments in SQL and XML, including a new chapter on the impact of XML on information modeling, exchange and transformation. New and improved case studies and exercises are provided for many topics.