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…


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…


Distributed Computing Gets Spruced-Up with CCR/DSS!

The reality of distributed systems development today is the complexity that eventually if not immediately bogs it down. Instead of being fun, exciting and easy to develop, distributed systems are often hard and unwieldy to design and work with. We continue to face the same old issues time and again yet never appear to come…


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…


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….


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…


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…


Content for my TechEd US 2007 Talks

Capability Mapping: A Foundation for Service-Oriented Architecture (ARC09-TLC) Service-Oriented Architecture is a very interesting concept to many, but until it is clearly linked to business needs its rate of adoption is likely to be slow. This challenge confronts all Enterprise Architects, so how can this challenge be addressed? One answer is the creation of a…


SQL Server 2005 Service Broker

Originally Created: 2005-06-27 I was reading this nice white paper on SQL Service Broker by Roger Wolter and drew a doodle as I was digesting the very interesting information given in it. I though you might find it useful: What’s really cool is that all the concepts are essential for properly realizing service oriented systems….


Web Services Competency Workshop In-A-Box

Originally Created: 2005-06-12 Beat Schwegler, Architect on my team, informs us the latest version of his Web Service Competency Workshop can be download from here. There’s ~20MB of slides and demos and in my opinion is the best set of coherent content on this subject that I have seen. Go get it! Beat says: The content consists of two parts:…