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Business and software service lifecycle management

By Thomas Kohlborn, Axel Korthaus and Michael Rosemann

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Although the service-oriented paradigm has been well established in the technical domain for quite some time now, service governance is still considered a research gap. To ensure adequate governance, there is a necessity to manage services as first-class assets throughout the lifecycle. Now that the concept of ser-vice-orientation is also increasingly applied on the business level to structure an organisation’s capabili-ties, the problem has become an even bigger chal-lenge. This paper presents a generic business and software service lifecycle and aligns it with the com-mon management layers in organisations. Using ser-vice analysis as an example, it moreover illustrates how activities in the service lifecycle may vary on lower levels of granularity depending on the focus on business or software services

Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1109/EDOC.2009.20
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:26757

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