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Service Specification Survey Results

12 Nov 2013

Services are progressively becoming the de facto architecture for the enterprise. Whether a service is implemented as a REST API or SOAP Web Service, a specification of some sort is essential for the delivery and operational life cycle management. Casual observation tells us that service specification approaches in common use are highly variable. In our survey, conducted in October 2013 we asked architects, designers and project managers to tell us how they deliver and use service specifications. The results substantiate preconceptions to some extent, but also highlight some very interesting issues.

Service Concepts 101

30 Nov 2012

This research note provides a concept model that explores the basic concepts of Service and Service-Orientation taking into account a broad perspective including Business Service, IT Services, Software Services, Cloud Services and even Human Services

Transformation to Agile IT Delivery

20 Sep 2012

Presenting the transformation to a more agile approach to IT Delivery

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Service Specification Survey Results

Services are progressively becoming the de facto architecture for the enterprise. Whether a service is implemented as a REST API or SOAP Web Service, a specification of some sort is essential for the delivery and operational life cycle management. Casual observation tells us that service specification approaches in common use are highly variable. In our survey, conducted in October 2013 we asked architects, designers and project managers to tell us how they deliver and use service specifications. The results substantiate preconceptions to some extent, but also highlight some very interesting issues.

Service Specification Reference Framework. An Overview

This research note explores aspects of a reference model for service specification, outlining several important concepts.