Portfolio Manager – Industry’s first SOA Portfolio Management product

By: Society Of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers Of Canada  09-12-2011
Keywords: Application Development, business process, portfolio management

Planning Governance helps enterprises achieve a quicker return on investment in SOA, making sure that they build to plan and build to priority.  It allows them to understand dependencies between planned services and prioritize development appropriately, and build services based on current and planned needs according to a well thought-out program.  Unplanned SOA Programs will fail because project-specific services will not be flexible enough to support generalized reuse, and without early success, application development teams won’t see the potential value in working to move to SOA and the organizational culture will not evolve as needed to support a successful SOA program.

Portfolio Manager™ is an SOA portfolio management product that helps customers optimize IT investment to become more agile and adaptable.  It helps customers identify candidate services and build an SOA roadmap through SOA Modeling, Asset Identification, and a Portfolio Management process.  To achieve these goals Portfolio Manager functions as part of unified SOA Governance automation suite.  Portfolio Manager:

  • Delivers packaged SOA planning governance methods and governance automation meta-models
  • Dynamically represents current and future architecture models based on industry standards and internal definitions
  • Leverages APQC business process frameworks to promote compliance with industry best practices
  • Provides existing system capability discovery and candidate service identification
  • Provisions prioritized services into Repository Manager for Development Governance Automation
  • Ensures that SOA portfolio management remains a continuous dynamic process

Portfolio Manager implements a 3 part process for Portfolio Management:

SOA Modeling:

  • Model current and target architectures
  • Leverage industry best practice models including APQC
  • Import existing models
  • Integrate with existing modeling environments

Asset Identification

  • Identify assets from Governed Development Platforms and Governed Service Platforms
  • Manage asset relationships

Portfolio Management

  • Identify candidate services
  • Prioritize service development
  • Enforce enterprise architecture planning policies
  • Create a service roadmap

Keywords: Application Development, business process, Enterprise Architecture, portfolio management, Repository Manager

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