Art of SOA Governance Introduction

In this series of articles, I would like to compare and contrast the lessons described in Sun Tzu great epic on military science, "The Art of War", and relate it to our modern challenges on SOA Governance.

I know that some may think that this is far fetched but has history has told us, the lessons of the future lie in the lessons of the past.

So if I may indulge the reader lets begin,

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is probably one of the earliest works on war and military science and wildly agreed to be one of the most influential. Many of the world's greatest military leaders have used the lessons of this body of work to gain success on the battlefield, both in conflict and in business. From the likes of General George Patton, General Douglas MacArthur and Joseph Stalin to Jack Walsh of General Electric, the list is long and wide

Therefore, in reading this body of work, it was easy for me to see the lessons learned from this material can easily be applied to SOA Governance issues we face today.

These series of articles will be structured in the same manner with 13 chapters laid out with best practices and lessons learned.

As always, I welcome your feedback and comments

The first installment, "Chapter 1 - Laying Plans" will be ready in the next couple of days, so stay tuned, there is much more to come.


Comments:

Congrats, Terry. You first post is -- at this moment, anyway -- the #5 Google Blog Search result for "SOA." That's out of more than 347,000 results.

Posted by Bob Rhubart on May 28, 2009 at 06:47 PM CAST #

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