SOA Methodology Guinea Pigs
By Antony Reynolds-Oracle on Oct 13, 2006
First Guinea Pigs for SOA Methodology Workshop
Well today we had more than 20 guinea pigs, sorry delegates, for our first run of the SOA Success Principals Workshop. The content seemed to be well received, attendees seemed to get value from the session. To be honest the SOA Methodology presented is more a small m methodology than a big heavyweight methodology. As such it fits well into another methodology such as various versions of the Unified Process.
In the workshop we discussed the following items;
SOA Maturity Model
A model for assessing the level of SOA adoption within an organisation that can then be used to perform a gap analysis and focus areas for improvement.
Business Value - Patterns for project selection
Tools for selecting which projects will most benefit from the SOA approach.
Project Methodology Overview
How to tie your SOA projects into key business requirements and high level business goals.
Enterprise-level tasks for projects
Talked about governance, portfolio planning and domain level identification and mapping.
Discovery & Requirements Gathering
How to verify that you have aligned SOA projects with the business drivers and objectives.
Service Discovery & Design
How to identify services, level of granularity and stuff like that as well as what to track in your service and process portfolios.
Patterns and anti-patterns for SOA development, drawing heavily on Steve Jones article.
Too much material for the day, even if it is only a taster!