Lean Integration

Lean Integration

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Use Lean Techniques to Integrate Enterprise Systems Faster, with Far Less Cost and Risk By some estimates, 40 percent of IT budgets are devoted to integration. However, most organizations still attack integration on a project-by-project basis, causing unnecessary expense, waste, risk, and delay. They struggle with integration a€œhairballsa€: complex point-to-point information exchanges that are expensive to maintain, difficult to change, and unpredictable in operation. The solution is Lean Integration. This book demonstrates how to use proven a€œleana€ techniques to take control over the entire integration process. John Schmidt and David Lyle show how to establish a€œintegration factoriesa€ that leverage the powerful benefits of repeatability and continuous improvement across every integration project you undertake. Drawing on their immense experience, Schmidt and Lyle bring together best practices; solid management principles; and specific, measurable actions for streamlining integration development and maintenance. Whether youa€™re an IT manager, project leader, architect, analyst, or developer, this book will help you systematically improve the way you integratea€”adding value that is both substantial and sustainable. Coverage includes Treating integration as a business strategy and implementing management disciplines that systematically address its people, process, policy, and technology dimensions Providing maximum business flexibility and supporting rapid change without compromising stability, quality, control, or efficiency Applying improvements incrementally without a€œBoiling the Oceana€ Automating processes so you can deliver IT solutions fastera€“while avoiding the pitfalls of automation Building in both data and integration quality up front, rather than inspecting quality in later More than a dozen in-depth case studies that show how real organizations are applying Lean Integration practices and the lessons theya€™ve learned Visit integrationfactory.com for additional resources, including more case studies, best practices, templates, software demos, and reference links, plus a direct connection to lean integration practitioners worldwide.Mass customization can be applied to the integration domain in two contexts: mass customization of integration components, or mass customization of data. ... The idea of mass-customizing data may not be so intuitive. ... Whether you are applying for a credit card, car loan, ... We need a way to facilitate a huge, even limitless, variety of data without losing the ability to consolidate it or make sense of it.

Title:Lean Integration
Author: John J. Schmidt, David Lyle
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2010-05-18

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