The Next Revolution in Productivity – Harvard Business Review Article Related to MSBA

I got my monthly issue of HBR this weekend and was really pleased to see the article “The Next Revolution in Productivity” by Ric Merrifield, Jack Calhoun and Dennis Stevens. For those of you who’ve followed my posts on Business Architecture and Capabilities, this article will be a welcome and easy going read with a…

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Mexico Regional Architect Forum 2008

Last week I had loads of fun delivering a CCR-DSS-Robotics presentation at the Mexico Regional Architects Forum (RAF) in Mexico City. There’s something wonderful about this technology that set many people abuzz and I had some great conversations and brainstorming with some customers over drinks at the evening cocktail party. I find there’s a very…

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UPDATE – Business Architecture Resources (MSBA / Motion)

** = Update The Microsoft Services Business Architecture (MSBA) methodology was formerly codenamed Microsoft Motion. I will continually add to this list over time! ** Getting Hold of MSBA Many people have asked me how they can get hold of the tools and detailed methodology documents for MSBA/Motion and were wondering why we don’t appear…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (5)

In my previous post I examined the business transaction pattern is some detail and made the case for using the pattern to much better implement a capability as a service (capsule). In this post I will develop the connection between the three part model introduced in [SS06] and propose how it can be extended to…

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TechEd Developers – 05-09 November 2007, Barcelona, Spain

ARC01-IS Capability Mapping: A Foundation for Service-Oriented Architecture Next week I’ll be in Barcelona at TechEd: Developer to present the same interactive session I did at TechEd US 2007. Please join me and come over to say hello – I very much look forward to seeing you on Mon Nov 5 17:45 – 19:00 Room 114. P.S….

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (4)

In my previous post I looked at the communication patterns supporting the mutual interactions and coordination between services. Here we’ll take a brief tour of the DEMO methodology [RD99] which, as we heard previously, builds upon Searle’s Language/Action Perspective and introduced the important concept of a business transaction communication pattern. DEMO For more information about…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (3)

In my previous post I talked about encapsulating capabilities as services with communication patterns supporting their mutual interactions and coordination – the so-called service capsule. In this post I’ll explore communication patterns in more detail and in particular the business transaction communication pattern. Communication Patterns When analyzing how and why communication takes place between cooperating humans a number of…

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Business Architecture Resources (MSBA / Motion)

The Microsoft Services Business Architecture (MSBA) methodology was formerly codenamed Microsoft Motion. I will continually add to this list over time! MSBA / Motion Overview Ric Merrifield (2006), “Business in Motion, Parts 1 & 2”, ARCast Interview with Ron Jacobs. Arvindra Sehmi (2006), “Rock Your Business Architecture with Motion”, TechEd 2006 Israel Presentation. Capabilities to Services Arvindra Sehmi and…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns (2)

Introduction In my previous post I introduced the idea of a Service Capsule. Now I want to dig into the rationale for this kind of service component or concept. There are those that believe, and I am certainly one of them, that business models are essential to help you understand the structure and dynamics of the organization…

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Modeling Business Capabilities by Combining Services with Communication Patterns

Starting with this post I’d like to delve a little deeper into the ideas I first started discussing in my talk entitled: “Service Capsules: A Language and Patterns Perspective on Service Design and Implementation”. I first became interested in Speech Act Theory and more generally the Language Action Perspective of communication way back in the early part of my career…

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