5 Lessons learned

This is post 10 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” The main benefits of the MediaWiki used as visualisation tool are: Visibility.The EAI Wiki is an attractive presentation mechanism. Colleagues who use it, are eager to share it with others and thus spread the news. Accessibility.The EAI Wiki is accessible […]

4 Future developments

This is post 9 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” As the previous chapter described the solution currently implemented, this chapter will elaborate on some ideas for future developments. Integration with performance monitoring Within the organisation, another team is working on a monitoring system to show the usage of the […]

3.2 EAI Wiki

This is post 8 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” A Wiki is a web based graphical user interface commonly known from the WikiPedia web site. There are however also a number of organisations who use a Wiki as a basis for sharing knowledge within the organisation. Together with the […]

3.1 Central repository

This is post 7 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” Figure 5 shows the environment of the Central Repository. The information in this repository is maintained by the EAI Design team. They add new services and update the designs of existing services. The Unification project is started to convert ‘old’ […]

3 Implemented SOA visualisation

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” The Five Layer SOA Model presented in the previous chapter (Figure 1) is very useful as a reference for developing services in a consistent and incremental way. In this article, I concentrate on the visualisation of the information. The design […]

2.3 Additional terminology in the SOA architecture

This is post 5 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” In the SOA architecture used in this organisation, there are some more terms which need to be explained to understand the solution presented in the next chapter. ServiceA Service is a functional entity with an interface and internal implementation. The […]

2.2 Five layer SOA architecture

This is post 4 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” In our view, the SOA architecture can be viewed as a set of five layers as shown in Figure 1. This figure shows a model of the ICT environment viewed from the SOA perspective used in the EAI department. The […]

2.1 The organisation and ICT infrastructure

This is post 3 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” The organisation in which this project has been implemented is a telecom operator with a large IT department with a focus on the market and a centralised Corporate Services department. A team of about 50 people is concerned with the […]

2 Some background information

This is post 2 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” This section will give some background information on the organisation and ICT infrastructure relevant for this article.

SOAVIS – 1 Introduction

This is post 1 of 10 in the series “A SOA visualisation for the Business” LAC2008 A SOA visualisation for the Business – J. de Baat In this article, I would like to share some experiences with a visualisation for the business in a SOA environment. MediaWiki is the basis for the visualisation tool because […]