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E-Business - Leveraging Component-Based Development and Modeling
Convention Ctr – 101C
Desmond D’Souza, Catalysis.org

E-Business is about business-driven technology-enabled change that is much deeper than just Web-enablement. The challenges of an e-business transformation include things as diverse as integration of business processes, front- and back-office applications, the customer, the products, the competition, and continued agility. The e-business cycle includes everything from business objectives and analysis, architecture and implementation, deployment and operations monitoring, and eventual return on investment. It forces you to question and re-think fundamentals taken for granted previously, such as outsourcing arbitrary portions of a business’ processes. And it demands careful attention to architectural infrastructure. In this tutorial we examine specific aspects of component-based development and modeling that directly support an e-business transformation, using the UML/Catalysis approach. Participants will become acquainted with a component-based modeling and development framework that addresses many of the issues encountered in an e-business project in a consistent and cohesive way.

Presentation Format: Mostly interactive presentation, with some optional short exercises to emphasize key concepts.

Attendee Background: Participants should be familiar with both e-business and UML modeling.

Desmond D’Souza is president of Catalysis.org. Developer of the Catalysis method for the systematic development of business-driven component systems, and co-author of a book on this topic published by Addison Wesley, he was previously senior vice president of component-based development at Computer Associates and Platinum Technology, responsible for defining methods, tools, and architectures for effective component-based software engineering. Desmond has worked with object and component technology since 1985, and is a frequent invited speaker and consultant at companies internationally.

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