As companies compete in the e-business marketplace, they find that they must re-evaluate their business processes and applications so that their technology is not limited by time, space, organizational boundaries, or territorial borders. They must consider the time it takes to implement the solution as well as the resources (people, money, and time) they have at their disposal to successfully execute the solution. These challenges, coupled with the integration issues of existing systems and the pressure to deliver consistent high-quality service, present a significant undertaking when developing an e-business solution. IBM Patterns for e-business provide a structured way of decomposing simple or complex requirements into a layered set of reusable architectures and designs.
This IBM Redbooks publication's focus is on documenting the currently observed usages of the Patterns for e-business. This IBM Redbooks publication is part of the Patterns for e-business series. We introduce three identified pattern approaches and examine pattern scenarios for each of them. The three pattern approaches are:
Approach 1: Building solutions on the basis of a Single Business pattern
Approach 2: Building solutions on the basis of Multiple Business patterns
Approach 3: Applying Patterns with existing Custom designs
We discuss the key features and identify guidelines for each of these approaches. We document the alignment of these approaches within a context of a proven methodology, the IBM Global Services Method.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Patterns for e-business and various pattern approaches
Chapter 2. Business Solution Delivery methods
Chapter 3. Building solutions on a Single Business pattern basis
Chapter 4. Building solutions on a multiple Business patterns basis
Chapter 5. Applying Patterns with existing Custom designs
Appendix A. Answers
Appendix B. Resources