ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES - A Model for Supporting Service Oriented Architecture Design

Matthew Dow, Pascal Ravesteijn, Johan Versendaal

Abstract

Enterprise Services have been proposed as a more business-friendly form of web services which can help organizations bridge the gap between the IT capabilities and business benefits of Service Oriented Architecture. However up until now there are almost no methodologies for creating enterprise services, and no lists of definite criteria which constitute a “good” enterprise service. In this paper we present a model which can aid Service Oriented Architecture designers with this by giving them a set of researched criteria that can be used to measure the quality of enterprise service definitions. The model and criteria have been constructed by interviewing experts from one of the big five consultancy firms and by conducting a literature study of software development lifecycle methods and Service Oriented Architecture implementation strategies. The results have been evaluated using a quantitative survey and qualitative expert interviews, which have produced empirical support for the importance of the model criteria to enterprise service design. The importance of business ownership and focusing on business value of enterprise services is stressed, leading to suggestions of future research that links this area more closely with Service Oriented Architecture governance, Service Oriented Architecture change management, and Business Process Management.

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Dow M., Ravesteijn P. and Versendaal J. (2008). ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES - A Model for Supporting Service Oriented Architecture Design . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-38-8, pages 50-57. DOI: 10.5220/0001685100500057


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis08,
author={Matthew Dow and Pascal Ravesteijn and Johan Versendaal},
title={ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES - A Model for Supporting Service Oriented Architecture Design},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={50-57},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001685100500057},
isbn={978-989-8111-38-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES - A Model for Supporting Service Oriented Architecture Design
SN - 978-989-8111-38-8
AU - Dow M.
AU - Ravesteijn P.
AU - Versendaal J.
PY - 2008
SP - 50
EP - 57
DO - 10.5220/0001685100500057