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Welcome to the Reading Room, your source for fast and easy access to hundreds of top reviewed and member authored texts! We will keep this list of books updated, so be sure to check back regularly while visiting OMG's website to retrieve the most up to date releases.

Morgan Kaufmann and OMG Press

For over two decades Morgan Kaufmann has published the works of industry-leading researchers and professionals on a range of computer and engineering topics. Based in Burlington, Massachusetts the company was founded in 1984 in Silicon Valley by Michael Morgan with Nils J. Nilsson, professor of computer science at Stanford University, and respected publishing veteran William Kaufmann. Since 2001, MK has been part of the Science and Technology Division of Elsevier, the world's leading publisher for the scientific, technical, and medical communities.

MK/OMG Press delivers must-have content to distinct and multiple functional levels within the enterprise and across targeted vertical industries. This content focuses on the strategic and tactical introduction and implementation of initiatives, standards, and best practices promoted by OMG and its affiliates in the broad area of enterprise integration in order to realize the requirements of corporate governance and to support the evolution of the agile enterprise.  

Morgan Kaufmann is the exclusive publishing partner of the OMG. The MK/OMG Press imprint features books about OMG's business model and technical standards as well as standards in healthcare IT, financial systems, knowledge-based engineering, regulatory compliance; business process modeling execution, and business rules; and many other areas.  

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Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems with UML and MARTE, 
By Bran Selic & Sebastien Gérard

ISBN: 978-0-12-416619-6

>Understand the design rationale behind the MARTE standard needed to take full advantage of its many powerful modeling capabilities
>Best apply the various MARTE features for the most common use cases encountered in the design of real-time and embedded software
>Learn how MARTE can be used together with the SysML language for the design of complex cyber-physical systems
>Discover how MARTE can be used for different kinds of computer-supported engineering analyses to predict key system characteristics early in development
>Customize MARTE for a specific domain or project

 

OCEB Certification Guide Business Process Management - Fundamental Level OCEB Certification Guide Business Process Management - Fundamental Level
By Tim Weilkiens

ISBN: 978-0-12-386985-2

>Covers all of the topics on the Fundamental exam, eliminating hours otherwise spent in research and prep time
>Includes sample test questions in each chapter with all answers in the appendix
>Expert authors provide a solid overview of business process management (BPM)

 

System Assurance - Beyond Detecting Vulnerabilities System Assurance
Beyond Detecting Vulnerabilities
Nikolai Mansourov and Djenana Campara

ISBN-13:  9780123814142 

> Utilizes the Object Management Group’s (OMG) expertise to apply no-nonsense assurance standards to a variety of real-world situations
> Includes an online appendix of commercial tools and open source projects as well as downloadable example software that correspond to Knowledge Discovery Metamodel KDM representations
> Allows you to create uniform benchmarks that communicate exactly what you want to external tool vendors
 

The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement
David Loshin

ISBN-13:  9780123737175

> Offers a comprehensive look at data quality for business and IT, encompassing people, process, and technology
> Shows how to institute and run a data quality program, from first thoughts and justifications to maintenance and ongoing metrics
> Includes an in-depth look at the use of data quality tools, including business case templates, and tools for analysis, reporting, and strategic planning
 

Information Systems Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies Information Systems Transformation: Architecture Driven Modernization Case Studies
William M. Ulrich, Phillip Newcomb

ISBN-13:  9780123749130 

> Acts as a one-stop shopping reference for implementing modernization models in every industry and department 
> Every concept is illustrated with real-life examples from various modernization projects, allowing you to immediately apply tested solutions and see results 
> A web site supports the book with up to date coverage of evolving ADM Specifications, Tutorials, and Whitepapers, allowing you to remain up to date on modernization topics as they develop
 

SOA and Web Services Interface Design: Principles, Techniques, and Standards 

SOA and Web Services Interface Design: Principles, Techniques, and Standards 
James Bean

ISBN-13:  9780123748911 

> Provides chapters on topics of introductory WSDL syntax and XML Schema syntax, taking you through fundamental concepts and into deeper techniques 
> Provides working syntactical examples described by Web services standards such as XML, XML Schemas, WSDL and SOAP that can be used to directly implement interface design procedures 
> Real-world examples generated using the Altova XML Spy™ tooling reinforce applicability, allowing you to immediately generate value from your efforts

 

A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language
Sanford Friedenthal, Alan Moore, Rick Steiner

ISBN-13:  9780123786074
Revised Printing

> Authoritative and comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing SysML 
> A quick reference guide, including language descriptions and practical examples 
> Guidance on transitioning model-based systems engineering using SysML
  

Systems Engineering with SysML/UML: Modeling, Analysis, Design Systems Engineering with SysML/UML: Modeling, Analysis, Design
Tim Weilkiens

ISBN-13:  9780123742742

>The first available book on SysML in English
>Insider information! The author is a member of the SysML working group and has written sections of the specification
>Special focus comparing SysML and UML, and explaining how both can work together

 

Business Modeling: A Practical Guide to Realizing Business Value Business Modeling: A Practical Guide to Realizing Business Value
David M. Bridgeland, Ron Zahavi

ISBN-13:  9780123741516

 > Exhaustively considers the diverse set of issues—legal, technological, and financial—affecting organizations faced with major database archiving requirements.
 > Shows how to design and implement a database archival process that is integral to existing procedures and systems.
 > Explores the role of players at every level of the organization—in terms of the skills they need and the contributions they can make.
 > Presents its ideas from a vendor-neutral perspective that can benefit any organization, regardless of its current technological investments.
 > Provides detailed information on building the business case for all types of archiving projects
  

Building the Agile Enterprise: With SOA BPM and MBM Building the Agile Enterprise: With SOA BPM and MBM
Fred A. Cummins

ISBN-13:  9780123744456

 > Shows how to integrate and deploy critical technologies to foster agility.
 > Details how to design an enterprise architecture that takes full advantage of SOA, BPM, business rules, enterprise information management, business models, and governance
 > Outlines IT's critical mission in providing an integration infrastructure and key services, while optimizing technology adoption throughout the enterprise.
 > Illustrates concepts with examples and cases from large and small commercial enterprises.
 > Shows how to create systems that recognize and respond to the need for change.
 > Identifies the unique security issues that arise with SOA and shows how to deploy a framework of technologies and processes that address them.
  

UML 2 Certification Guide UML 2 Certification Guide
Bernd Oestereich, Tim Weilkiens

ISBN-13:  9780123735850

 > The official certification resource
 > Assumes a basic knowledge of UML so that you can focus immediately on the exams
 > Written by two authors known for their skill as trainers, consultants, and developers
 > Developed systematically to enable you to master all exam topics—without exception
 > Covers the use of UML for applications, as required by the exams, both inside and outside of the realm of software development
 
> Includes a practice exam, glossary, list of books, and website information
  

Database Archiving: How to Keep Lots of Data for a Very Long Time Database Archiving: How to Keep Lots of Data for a Very Long Time
Jack E. Olson

ISBN-13:  9780123747204

 > Exhaustively considers the diverse set of issues—legal, technological, and financial—affecting organizations faced with major database archiving requirements.
 
> Shows how to design and implement a database archival process that is integral to existing procedures and systems.
 
> Explores the role of players at every level of the organization—in terms of the skills they need and the contributions they can make.
 > Presents its ideas from a vendor-neutral perspective that can benefit any organization, regardless of its current technological investments.
 
> Provides detailed information on building the business case for all types of archiving projects

Master Data Management Master Data Management
David Loshin

ISBN-13:  9780123742254

 > Presents a comprehensive roadmap that you can adapt to any MDM project.
 > Emphasizes the critical goal of maintaining and improving data quality.
 > Provides guidelines for determining which data to “master.”
 > Examines special issues relating to master data metadata.
 > Considers a range of MDM architectural styles.
 > Covers the synchronization of master data across the application infrastructure.
  

Business Process Change Business Process Change
Paul Harmon
Forward - Tom Davenport

ISBN-13:  9780123741523

 > Extensive revision and update to the successful BPM book, addressing the growing interest in Business Process Management Systems, and the integration of process redesign and Six Sigma concerns.
 > The best first book on business process, the most up-to-date book to read to learn how all the different process elements fit together.
 > Presents a methodology based on the best practices available that can be tailored for specific needs and that maintains a focus on the human aspects of process redesign.
 > Offers all new detailed case studies showing how these methods are implemented.
  

Real-life MDA Real-life MDA
Michael Guttman, John Parodi

ISBN-13:  9780123705921

 > Written for executives, analysts, architects, and engineers positioned to influence business-oriented software development at the highest levels.
 > Filled with concrete examples and analyses of how MDA is relevant for organizations of various sizes.
 > Considers a range of uses for MDA—from business process analysis to full-scale software modeling and development.
 > Presents results for each case study in terms of tangible, measured benefits, including automatically generated code, defect reduction, improved visibility, and ROI.
  
Distributed Systems Architecture Distributed Systems Architecture
Arno Puder, Kay Romer, Frank Pilhofer

ISBN-13:  9781558606487

 > Provides a comprehensive look at the architecture and design of middleware—the bridge that connects distributed software applications
 > Includes a complete, commercial-quality open source middleware system written in C++
 > Describes the theory of the middleware standard CORBA as well as how to implement a design using open source techniques
  

 

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