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Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
Building a Recession - Proof SOA Strategy
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  • 1. Building a Recession- Proof SOA Strategy Michael Coté, RedMonk Tuesday, December 9, 2008 1
  • 2. Save Yourself (First) • Make sure IT is safe & secure • often Prove your worth to the business • Use IT to make the company money Tuesday, December 9, 2008 2
  • 3. You still need to deliver • “Customers” expect to notice what you “sell” them • “What have you done for me lately” • You can’t let yourself become a “utility” Tuesday, December 9, 2008 3
  • 4. What’s different? • Less slack... • ...for longer projects & cycles • ...for speculative projects • ...for doing the same thing over-and-over • To survive, being useful is the best strategy Tuesday, December 9, 2008 4
  • 5. Cost, Profit, & Strategy • “The Business” speaks in terms of money • IT can help make money and enable strategies • IT needs controls, knowledge, & governance • Lean enterprise architecture Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5
  • 6. Washing up SOA • The original goals of SOA fit these needs well • Enterprise software takes time to get right • “SOA” is now old While it’s not the time to be a test run, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 6
  • 7. A Brief History of SOA • From the web • WS-* → WS-Deathstar • REST • ESBs Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7
  • 8. Where we are now 1. Open source is mature and “normal” - use it & use it tactically 2. SOA to open up opaque silos - doing more with the same 3. Simplicity means less overhead to deal with in the IT service life-cycle Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8
  • 9. Waiting for the gravy train • This simplicity gives you the strategic space to hold out until good times return • Build room to explore quick and easy projects • Take advantage of a more connected world • PCI Examples: Amazon AWS,Tesco API, retro-fitting Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9
  • 10. While you’re waiting • Re-evaluate your priorities & projects with the new demand for lower cost • Show your worth and the right to get funding • simplified; should they stay complex? Find top areas of complexity; can they be • Remember the goals of SOA - don’t throw out the baby Tuesday, December 9, 2008 10
  • 11. 3 Things To Do Right Now 1. Portfolio analysis for what you need vs. what you desire 2. Determine if you know what you have, and start building a repository if you don’t 3. How can you do more with the same? Tuesday, December 9, 2008 11
  • 12. Thank you! License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ Contact Michael Coté cote@redmonk.com www.PeopleOverProcess.com 512.795.4307 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 12
  • 13. Credits & Co. • Building: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brook/2944163398/ • Slack: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clango/2205261045/ • Red Card Wash: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortyseven/2795192714/ • WS-Deathstar Book: http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/2217422218/ • WS-Deathstar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/1428661128/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe%27s_Law • Road with leaves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brook/2943301423/ • Car on road: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brook/2774172616/ • Slavic whiteboard: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/132018687/ • Cages & Jersey Walls: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brook/2950988955/ Tuesday, December 9, 2008 13

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