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Everware-CBDI Announces Commercial Availability of the Agile Service Factory (ASF)

Everware-CBDI Inc., the leading independent source of best practices for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), announced today the commercial availability of the Agile Service Factory™. ASF enables rapid supply of high-quality software services needed to develop and compose large, complex applications. ASF directly addresses the challenges of scaling agile development to the enterprise level, reduces risk, and dramatically accelerates solution delivery.

Agile development methods have recently gained wide acceptance; however, in most cases successes have been on relatively small projects. Major challenges have inhibited enterprise level adoption with multiple agile teams developing pieces of complex applications. These challenges include standards for consistency, cross-team coordination, and overlapping responsibilities. The Agile Service Factory builds on agile best practices such as Scaled Agile Framework® with a model-driven, pattern-based Architecture Runway that manages consistency and sharing across portfolios, programs and projects. ASF enables the incremental production of software services that can be composed, mashed-up and packaged as APIs. It is designed to operate as an integrated component of an agile development environment. Warren Ellmore, President of Everware-CBDI North America, explains, “The Agile Service Factory enables large scale agile development by delivering and evolving the Architecture Runway, allowing functional sprints to concentrate on developing business logic and dramatically reducing refactoring.”

The ASF Architecture Runway is an enterprise platform for Common Core Code (C3), a code base (100% open and industry standard) that embeds standards and patterns that are applied across the application portfolio, including access to data, infrastructure and common business services. C3 is delivered to development teams as an architecture platform to build upon. It evolves in parallel with the sprints and accelerates development because C3 usually represents 60-80% of the full solution codebase.

About Everware-CBDI

Everware-CBDI is a world leader in service-based solutions, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia and with offices in London, England. Our mission is to assist organizations to achieve agility – business and IT. Founded in 1997, we have supported many government agencies and large commercial firms to architect and implement agile solutions worldwide. Our SOA methodology (CBDI-SAE™) is the most comprehensive, vendor-independent methodology and is subscribed to by some of the largest and most advanced organizations around the world.

See: agileservicefactory.com

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