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SOA Made Simple by Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Lonneke Dikmans

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Architecture process

The architecture process plays an important role in controlling the SOA in your organization. In Chapter 1, Understanding the Problem?, you learned about different architecture results: target enterprise architecture, reference architecture, and project architecture.

The meet in the middle approach was introduced and explained in the section Approaches in Chapter 7, Creating a Roadmap, How to Spend Your Money and When?. Using this approach, the services are identified top down. The design and realization is done bottom up. There are two distinct ways a project can start: because an ad hoc business need is going to be implemented, or because a planned feature is next on the roadmap. Let's see what that means for the architecture ...

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