Pace-Layering Services Will Improve SOA Value

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Summary

Service-oriented architecture can deliver benefits like agility. This agility is the result of separating concerns. Incremental improvements in agility can be gained through using pace-layering concepts to organize the service portfolio.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Value of Grouping Services by Rate of Change Is Becoming Clearer
    • Pace-Layering Services Improve Life Cycle Separation and Increase SOA Value
      • Service Interrelationships Make Changes More Difficult
      • Services Are the Best Way to Achieve Loose Coupling
    • Pace Layering Should Be a Primary Factor in the Organization and Management of Services
    • The Origins of Pace Separation in Software
    • Differences in Pacing Are Manifest in Two Popular SOA Applications
      • Web and Mobile Front Ends
      • Master Data
    • New Trends Amplify the Need to Focus on Pace Layering
      • Versioning Policy
      • Governance Processes
    • Grouping Services Into Pace Layers Can Help Identify Governance and Management Needs
    • Conclusions
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