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Solution Path: Executing Your SOA Initiative

Published: 04 November 2013

ID: G00254072

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas


Service-oriented architecture has become essential for supporting modern application requirements, including mobile enablement, social integration, data virtualization and cloud computing. This Solution Path provides step-by-step guidance for executing your SOA initiative.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • SOA Benefits
  • SOA and the Nexus of Forces
  • Struggling With SOA
  • A Path to Success
  • Step 1: Scope
    • 1.1 Establish Goals and Objectives
    • 1.2 Consider Co-requisite Initiatives
    • 1.3 Understand the Pitfalls
    • 1.4 Adopt the SOA Mindset
  • Step 2: Plan
    • 2.1 Assess Your Current State
    • 2.2 Create Your SOA Road Map
    • 2.3 Build a Business Case
    • 2.4 Define Metrics for Success
  • Step 3: Execute
    • 3.1 Develop SOA Expertise
    • 3.2 Modernize Application Infrastructure
    • 3.3 Establish SOA Governance
    • 3.4 Apply SOA at the Macro Level
    • 3.5 Apply SOA at the Micro Level
  • Step 4: Debrief

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