Chapter 12. The Organizational SOA Roadmap

This chapter describes the organizational aspects of introducing an SOA on the enterprise level. We take a close look at the political aspects of SOAs, such as the obstacles that block their successful adoption in an enterprise, and strategies and tactics to overcome these obstacles. Because every enterprise is unique, there is no universal guide to cover all eventualities in the course of an SOA introduction. However, certain patterns have emerged that are sufficiently widespread for us to discuss on a generic level. This chapter discusses these patterns and illustrates them with real-world examples of successful and unsuccessful attempts to establish enterprise-wide standards.

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