SOA for Executives Training

Course #:WA1548

SOA for Executives Training

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) delivers business agility by aligning the goals of IT and executive management supported by a configurable technology infrastructure. In a world where market adaptation is key, SOA enables businesses to be more agile and respond quickly to opportunities that arise within their customer base or the market at large.

This half-day seminar introduces SOA, process-driven business alignment, corporate and technology governance, and provides a realistic look at the SOA value proposition. This seminar will provide decision makers with the essential understanding of service orientation, process-driven alignment, and governance to evaluate the implications of SOA upon their business.

Topics
 
  • What is SOA and why is it important?
  • What are the key elements that comprise SOA?
  • How will SOA impact your organization?
  • What value-add does SOA provide?
  • How can business process modeling and management make your business more agile?
  • What does the SOA adoption process look like?
What you will learn
 

After completing this seminar, the attendee should be able to:

  • Understand what SOA is and why there is so much momentum behind it
  • Articulate the SOA value proposition and its business implications
  • Identity the various elements of a successful SOA implementation
  • Understand the importance of business process modeling and process management to SOA
  • Describe the purpose of SOA governance
  • Understand the SOA adoption process
Audience
 

Executives, senior management, line of business managers

Prerequisites
 

None.

Duration
  Half Day.

Outline of SOA for Executives Training

Chapter 1. SOA Fundamentals

  • Defining Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Putting SOA in Context
  • SOA As an Alignment Strategy
  • The SOA Umbrella
  • What’s a Service?
  • Service Actors
  • Serving Up SOA
  • Business Process Management
  • BPM & Workflow
  • SOA Governance
  • SOA Governance Model
  • SOA Job Role Impact
  • Before SOA
  • SOA Re-Organization
  • What Makes a Good Design?
  • Is SOA a New Concept?
  • Service Orienting the Enterprise
  • Service Oriented Thinking
  • SOA Is Perfect…NOT!
  • Service Characteristics
  • When Do I Need a Service?
  • About Services in SOA
  • Contract-Driven Software
  • SOA Standards
  • Summary

Chapter 2. SOA Case Study

  • What is a Case Study?
  • Case Study Background
  • Additional Background
  • The Problem Statement
  • Status Quo Issues
  • Status Quo Issues (continued)
  • Opportunities
  • How Can SOA Help?
  • Example Solution Snippet
  • Summary

Chapter 3. SOA Value Proposition

  • The SOA Value Proposition
  • Reducing Integration Expense
  • Integration Costs Illustration
  • Ripple Effect of Changes
  • The Value of Service Layering
  • Advantage of SOA Layering
  • Increasing Asset Reuse
  • SOA Economics/ROI
  • Asset Reuse Illustration
  • Service Reuse v. Object Reuse
  • Increasing Business Agility
  • Business Agility Illustration
  • Traditional EAI Approach
  • Problems with Traditional EAI Approach
  • Change Flow Using Legacy Approach
  • SOA Agility
  • Build the Services
  • Build the Process or Message Flow
  • We Can Easily Change the Process
  • Reducing Business Risk
  • Example: Compliance Using SOA
  • Business Advantages
  • ROI Quantification Hurdles
  • Real World SOA Example - Sears Canada
  • Real World SOA Example - BlueStar Energy
  • Real World SOA Example - Reliance Life Insurance
  • Real World SOA Example - Harley-Davidson
  • Summary