ScaleFocus- Business Analysis in SOA and Integration Projects

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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: ScaleFocus



Business analyst is a Role, it is not a Position!
A presentation by Viktor Bilyanski, ScaleFocus' CTO on Business Analysis and SOA.

Business Analysis in SOA and Integration Projects Viktor Bilyanski Chief Technology Officer 13 February 2014 Sofia Copyright © 2012, Scale Focus AD,

About ScaleFocus • Premier Bulgarian IT services company › › • Headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria Office in London, UK Professional specialization › › • Consultancy, architecture, software development, and maintenance Staffing and outsourcing Outstanding technical and business team › Over 80 professionals • Won 2 Forbes awards for client policy and business development • Customer Base in 12 countries › 2 EU, US, Canada

Viktor Bilyanski Bio • 15+ years IT experience • Managed, consulted, architected many IT projects in Bulgaria, Europe, North America and Middle East • CTO of ScaleFocus • Excited about innovations • Love sports 3

Agenda The Problem SOA and Business Analysis Integration 4 Business Analysis and SOA

The Problem • Business is changing and evolving faster than ever • IT systems are in every single business nowadays • The trend will continue in the future • IT complexity is increasing 5

The Problem: Business is changing FAST 6

The Problem: Facts “50% of the overall project time is spent gathering, elaborating and communicating product requirements” • Standish Group, Chaos Report “71% of the projects fail in time and budget as a result of poor requirements management” • CIO Magazine 7

The role of the business analyst Business analyst is a Role, it is not a Position! 8

Spaghetti Architecture 9

How SOA can help business • What is SOA: Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a software design and software architecture design pattern based on discrete pieces of software providing application functionality as services to other applications (Wikipedia) • Benefits: › Speeds up business changes › Optimizes costs › Improves the time to market › Provides enterprise flexibility › Prevents vendor lock-in › Facilitates the enforcement of SLA and OLA › Enforces consistent security model throughout the enterprise 10

SOA continued SOA is NOT: • WEB services • A middleware product • Only technical/IT initiative 11

Tightly coupled vs Loosely coupled 12

The Value of SOA 13

How to get there? 14

Business Analysis in SOA - Goals: • Understand the business • Facilitate project’s delivery on-time and on-budget • Reduce waste • Abstract backend system specifics • Improve efficiency • Document the right requirements in the right way 15

Business Analysis in SOA - ROI • Creating a service is an investment, which has to pay back - not everything make sense to be created as a service • Strive for reusability, this is one of the main business values • Advocate for flexible, reusable architecture • Explain technical impact to business people and business impact to technical people !!! 16

Business Analysis in SOA • Incremental improvement • Cost benefit analysis • Standardization and reuse • Start with the most volatile areas 17

ScaleFocus - IT Solutions for sustainable growth Premier consultancy Innovative services Process excellence Business solutions Multinational clients Software development 18 Outstanding team Customer-centric delivery

Questions? Devotion to excellence and bringing you value … Viktor Bilyanski Chief Technology Officer phone: +359 24 24 64 84 19

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