Methodologies’ SOA Models Fuel IT, Business Collaboration

Methodologies Corp., a SOA modeling company, is shipping an upgrade to its Service-Oriented Modeling Framework (SOMF) adding features to better let business and IT staff collaborate.

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Methodologies Corp., a SOA modeling company, is shipping an upgrade to its Service-Oriented Modeling Framework (SOMF) adding features to better let business and IT staff collaborate.

The latest version, SOMF 1.1, provides a number of SOA lifecycle modeling support aimed at putting business and IT personnel on the same page for an SOA project, allowing for tighter and more frequent collaboration on SOA - from design, development, test and deployment.

Click here for examples of SOMF 1.1

SOMF 1.1 is based on a recent book entitled "Service-Oriented Modeling: Service Analysis, Design, and Architecture," written by Michael Bell and published by Wiley & Sons Inc. in March, 2008, the company added.

"SOMF 1.1, offers a service life cycle development methodology designed to help organizations establish state-of-the-art software architecture disciplines for building enterprise services," said Bell. "Our goal is to provide an SOA modeling framework that is easy to understand and implement, increases application reuse, decreases expenditure, shortens time-to-market, and encourages software assets consolidation."

In specific, SOMF 1.1 provides these service-oriented modeling disciplines:
  • Service-Oriented Conceptualization
  • Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis
  • Service-Oriented Business Integration
  • Service-Oriented Logical Design
  • Service-Oriented Conceptual Architecture; and
  • Service-Oriented Logical Architecture


  • The audience is quite widespread, according to materials from Methodologies. "The personnel involved in theses SOA projects include executives, program managers, project managers, business and technical architects, business analysts, system analysts, application and database modelers, team leads, and software developers," the company said.



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