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Audience

Managers and stakeholders involved with SA activities

Prerequisites

None

Duration

2 Days

Outline for Solution Architecture Practitioner's Guide Training

Chapter 1 - Introduction

  • Introductions
  • Course Outline
  • Handouts & Appendices
  • Practical Application
  • Course Evaluation & Questions
  • Course Delivery Overview

Chapter 2 - Solution Architecture Overview

  • Why is Solution Architecture Important?
  • Communications Vehicle Among Stakeholders
  • The Project is Organized Around Architectural Elements
  • What is a System?
  • Why Focus on Structure?
  • Solution Architecture Context
  • Solution Architecture & Domains
  • SA Spans All Domains
  • Relationship to EA Architecture Development Process
  • Solution Architecture
  • Solution Architecture Stakeholders
  • Solution Architecture Deliverables
  • EA Involvement in SA
  • Architecturally Significant
  • Group Discussion: Architecture
  • Resource: Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
  • Resource: SWEBOK
  • Resource: OpenUp
  • Resource: Microsoft Library
  • Group Discussion: Methodologies
  • Summary

Chapter 3 - Core Solution Architecture Methods

  • Shared Vision
  • Example Shared Vision
  • Draw the Boundary
  • Well-defined Interface
  • Example: Context Diagram
  • Identify the External Interfaces
  • Subsystems
  • Subsystem Context Diagram
  • Layers
  • Example: Subsystems with Layers
  • Components
  • Decomposing the System
  • Partitioning Patterns
  • Example Partitioning Based on Patterns
  • Example: Healthcare SOA Framework
  • Requirements Allocation
  • Group Discussion: Requirements Allocation
  • Configuration Management Implications
  • Release Management Implications
  • Testing Implications
  • Work Pattern & Skill Set Implications
  • Work & Build Dependencies
  • Increment/Sprint Planning
  • Sizing Implications
  • More Than Executable Architecture
  • Development Architecture
  • Operations Architecture
  • Group Discussion: Integrating Operations Architecture
  • Summary

Chapter 4 - Reference Architecture

  • Reference Architecture
  • Reference Architecture Components
  • Reference Architecture Summarized
  • Reference Architecture Context
  • Architecture Principles
  • Components of Principles
  • Qualities of a Good Set of Principles
  • EA Principles: Creation Process
  • Templates: Principle & Principle Catalog
  • Example: Architecture Principles
  • Group Discussion: Principles
  • Applying Architecture Principles
  • Policies
  • Template: Policy
  • Example: Governance Policies
  • Example: SOA Policy
  • Example: Policies
  • Reference Models
  • Example: IBM Business Analytics & Optimization Reference Architecture
  • Example: IBM Insurance Application Architecture
  • Example: SOA Reference Architecture
  • Example:Customer Experience Reference Architecture
  • Business Scenarios
  • Business Scenario Summary
  • Business Scenario Outline
  • Template & Example: Business Scenario
  • Practices: Standards & Guidelines
  • Example: Interoperability Standards
  • Example: Insurance Reporting Reference Architecture
  • Example: Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) Standards
  • Example: Health Care Reference Architecture
  • Resource: Financial Industry Organizations
  • Resource: Health Industry Organizations
  • Resource: Retail Industry Organizations
  • Resource: Technical Organizations
  • Industry Organizations
  • Insurance Industry Standards ROI
  • Requirements
  • Example: Mobile Security Reference Architecture
  • Example: MSRA Requirements
  • Architecture Building Blocks: Reusable Requirement Sets
  • Resource: NIST Security Requirements
  • Example: COTS Standard Requirements Set
  • Summary

Chapter 5 - Architecture Requirements

  • Architecture Quality Attributes
  • Quality of Service Requirement Categories
  • Trade-off Analysis
  • Group Discussion: Trade-offs
  • Requirement Patterns
  • Example: Non-Functional Requirement Patterns
  • Architecture Change Cases
  • Elements of a Change Case
  • Example: Change Case
  • Eliciting Change Cases
  • Group Discussion: Change Case
  • Summary

Chapter 6 - Architecture Deliverables

  • Architecture Requirements Document
  • Template: Requirements Specification
  • IEEE Architectural Description Document
  • Template: Architectural Description Document
  • TOGAF Architecture Definition Document
  • Templates: Architectural Definition Document
  • Group Discussion: Architecture Definition Documents
  • Interface Specifications
  • Interface Specification Best Practices
  • Interface Design Document
  • Template: Interface Design Document
  • Database Design Document
  • Template: Database Design Document
  • Platform Design Document
  • Template: Platform Design Document
  • Architecture Decision Document
  • Template: Architecture Decision Document
  • Group Discussion: Architecture Decision Document
  • Summary

Chapter 7 - Views & Viewpoints

  • Stakeholders
  • Example Stakeholders & Concerns
  • Stakeholder Matrix
  • Stakeholder Map
  • Views & Viewpoints
  • Example: Documenting a Viewpoint
  • Example: Another Viewpoint
  • Group Discussion: Viewpoints
  • Summary

Chapter 8 - Solution Architecture Views

  • The 4+1 Views Approach
  • Take a Multiple View Approach
  • UML: Unified Modeling Language
  • UML Notation Examples
  • Use Case View
  • Logical View
  • Process Views
  • Implementation View
  • Deployment View
  • Summary

Chapter 9 - Patterns

  • What are Patterns?
  • Elements of a Pattern
  • Pattern Levels
  • Pattern Types
  • How to Start Using Patterns?
  • Common Architectural Patterns
  • Layers Pattern
  • Example: Retail Layered Architecture
  • Object-Oriented Design Patterns
  • Structural Design Pattern: Facade Pattern Example
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • Messaging Systems: Overview
  • Example Pattern: Pipes and Filters
  • Monitoring Credit Bureau Example
  • EAA Patterns
  • Model-View-Controller (MVC) Pattern
  • SOA Patterns
  • Example: Saga Pattern
  • Business Process Patterns
  • Example: Synchronizing Merge Pattern
  • Configuration Management Patterns
  • New Patterns Continue to Emerge
  • Group Discussion: Patterns
  • Summary

Chapter 10 - Architecture Tactics

  • Tactics
  • Availability Tactics
  • Modifiability Tactics
  • Architectural Patterns and Corresponding Tactics for Modifiability
  • Performance Tactics
  • Security Tactics
  • Testability Tactics
  • Usability Tactics
  • Approach for Describing Tactics
  • Group Discussion: Tactics
  • Pipes & Filters: Tactics
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Tactics
  • Summary

Chapter 11 - Architecture Techniques

  • ATAM: Scenario-based Architecture Review
  • Progressive Filtering
  • Rubric
  • Example: Service Design Rubric
  • Example: Architecture Rubric
  • Refactoring
  • Think About the Future, But Wait to Act
  • Feature Tree
  • Decision Tables
  • Decision Table Example
  • Flowcharts
  • Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat (SWOT) Analysis
  • Example: SWOT Layout
  • SWOT Steps
  • Summary

Chapter 12 - Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)

  • COTS Advantages & Disadvantages
  • COTS Implication: Accept Design Influence
  • COTS Implication: Plan for Stability
  • COTS Implication: Sustain Competency
  • COTS Implication: Vendor Lock-In
  • COTS Implication: Balance Business Needs & Architecture
  • COTS Inherent Risks
  • COTS Risk Management Strategy #1
  • COTS Risk Management Strategy #2
  • COTS Risk Management Strategy #3
  • Group Discussion: COTS
  • Typical COTS Architecture
  • Summary

Chapter 13 - Solution Architecture Styles

  • Message Oriented Middleware (MOM)
  • MOM Messaging
  • MOM Qualities
  • Publish/Subscribe Messaging
  • Point-to-Point Messaging
  • MOM Advantages & Disadvantages
  • MOM Example
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Understanding by Analogy
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Service Elements
  • Service Actors
  • Service Layering
  • SOA Advantages & Disadvantages
  • SOA Example
  • Web Oriented Architecture
  • The WOA Difference
  • WOA Services
  • WOA Communities
  • WOA Advantages & Disadvantages
  • WOA Example
  • Business Process Management
  • Further Qualifying BPM
  • BPM Architecture
  • BPM Architecture Model
  • BPM Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Master Data Management
  • Understanding Master Data
  • Qualities of Master Data
  • MDM Implementation Styles
  • MDM Advantages & Disadvantages
  • MDM Example
  • Summary

Chapter 14 - SDLC Support

  • Architecture is Only as Good as the Implementation
  • Solution Architecture vs. Project Manager
  • Project vs Product Lifecycle
  • Collaboration Important
  • Quality Requirements
  • Requirements Traceability
  • Testing
  • Test Cycles
  • Group Discussion: Test Types
  • Summary

Chapter 15 - The Architecture Toolbox

  • The Architecture Toolbox
  • The Toolbox
  • What Goes in A Toolbox
  • More Patterns
  • Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • Resource: Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK™)
  • DAMA DMBOK
  • Reference Library
  • Practitioner Toolbox Items
  • Group Discussion: Toolbox Items
  • Summary

Chapter 16 - Lessons Learned

  • Process Recommendations Summary
  • Structural Recommendations Summary
  • Anti-Patterns
  • Anti-Pattern: Bleeding Edge
  • Anti-Pattern: Goldplatting
  • Anti-Pattern: Strive for Perfection
  • Anti-Pattern: Stuck in the Weeds
  • Anti-Pattern: Technology Above All
  • Group Discussion
  • Summary

Handout 1 - Sample Principles

  • Business Principles
  • Data Principles
  • Application Principles
  • Technology Principles
  • Governance Principles
  • SOA Governance Principles

Handout 2 - Requirement Patterns

Handout 3 - Rubric Worksheet

Appendix A - Reference Library

  • Industry Organizations
  • References & Further Reading

Appendix B - Glossary

  • ABC
  • DEF
  • GHI
  • MNO
  • PQR
  • STU
  • VWXYZ

Appendix C - Pattern List

Appendix D - Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Patterns

  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • EAI Patterns Summary
  • Messaging Systems: Overview
  • Pattern: Pipes and Filters
  • Root Pattern: Message Channel
  • Root Pattern: Message
  • Root Pattern: Message Router
  • Root Pattern: Message Translator
  • Root Pattern: Message Endpoint
  • Root Pattern: System Management
  • Monitoring Credit Bureau Example
  • Summary

Appendix E - Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Patterns

  • SOA Patterns
  • Messaging Problem #1
  • Asynchronous Queuing Pattern – 1/2
  • Asynchronous Queuing Pattern – 2/2
  • Asynchronous Queuing Pattern Illustration
  • Messaging Problem #2
  • Event-Driven Messaging Pattern
  • Event Messaging Pattern Illustration
  • Messaging Problem #3
  • Reliable Messaging Pattern
  • Reliable Messaging Pattern Illustration
  • Protocol Integration Problem #1
  • Adapter Pattern
  • Adapter Pattern Illustration
  • Protocol Integration Problem #2
  • Canonical Protocol Pattern
  • Canonical Protocol Pattern Illustration
  • Protocol Integration Problem #3
  • Protocol Bridging Pattern
  • Protocol Bridging Pattern Illustration
  • Data Service Problem #1
  • Canonical Data Format Pattern
  • Canonical Data Format Illustration
  • Data Service Problem #2
  • Data Transformation Pattern
  • Data Transformation Illustration
  • Data Service Problem #3
  • Data Service Problem #3 (cont’d)
  • Schema Centralization Pattern
  • Schema Centralization Illustration
  • Service Design Problem #1
  • Service Design Problem #1 (cont)
  • Intermediate Routing Pattern
  • Intermediate Routing Illustration
  • Service Design Problem #2
  • Decoupled Contract Pattern
  • Decoupled Contract Illustration
  • Decoupled Contract Another Illustration
  • Service Design Problem #3
  • Service Encapsulation Pattern
  • Service Encapsulation Illustration
  • Service Design Problem #4
  • Service Decomposition Pattern
  • Service Decomposition Illustration
  • Summary