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Yes, both of them are buzz words, but when you peel back the buzz, what is the true value that lies behind both of these methods? How do they compare and how do they differ? Most importantly, how can …

Yes, both of them are buzz words, but when you peel back the buzz, what is the true value that lies behind both of these methods? How do they compare and how do they differ? Most importantly, how can we bring about Agility to SOA projects and how can better architecture be applied to Agile projects? Me and Kyle also discussed some of the challenges with attempting iterative development on SOA projects and provided some ways both can leverage each other's strengths.
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  • Copyright (c) 2009 Sally Elatta. Do not distribute or copy without authorization.
  • Eat the elephant all at once! Different Roles work in Silos Heavy on Documentation, Light on Demonstrations Low customer collaboration Low cross-functional team collaboration Customer feedback at end resulting in bugs All or nothing delivery Customers not happy.. Why? Delayed Delivery Product Not Meeting Expectations Customer Needs Changed Lots of bugs!
  • Copyright (c) 2009 Sally Elatta. Do not distribute or copy without authorization.
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    • 1. Sally Elatta & Kyle Gabhart Comparing and Contrasting Agile and SOA
    • 2.
      • Kyle Gabhart [email_address]
      • Subject matter expert in the area of SOA and Enterprise Architecture.
      • Popular speaker recognized for his enthusiasm and dynamic analysis of emerging technologies.
      • Authored several articles and a popular book SOA: A Field Guide for Executives
      • Director of Emerging Technologies for Web Age Solutions
      • Sally Elatta [email_address]
      • Agile /Process Improvement Coach, Architect, Trainer
      • Passionate about process improvement and building high performing teams.
      • Coached and trained many small and large organizations on Agile Adoption.
      • Certified ScrumMaster, Scrum Practitioner, IBM, Sun, and Microsoft Certifications.
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 3.
      • Comparing SOA to Agile – Apples and Oranges?
      • The Agile Story
      • The SOA Story
      • How Do They Relate?
      • The Challenges/Misconceptions with Both
      • Bringing more Agility to SOA Projects
      • Bringing better Architecture to Agile Projects
      • Conclusion
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 4.
      • Agile is a Software Development & Execution methodology that aims to improve how software projects are executed. It provides simple yet effective project management and engineering best practices.
      • Iterative Development Collaboration Visibility
      • Inspect & Adapt Test Driven Development Measurement
      • SOA is an Architectural Style that aims to build software services that are technology agnostic, business focused, reusable and that offer business process flexibility.
      • Services Processes Business and IT Alignment
      • Business Process Orchestration Governance Integration
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 5.
      • The manifesto’s shared value statement: “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
      “ That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.” Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009 Individuals & interactions Over Processes & Tools Working Software Over Comprehensive Documentation Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation Responding to Change Over Following a Plan
    • 6. Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 7. Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009 Product Backlog Co-Development Business / IT as One Team Measurement! Cross Functional Team
    • 8.
      • Traditional Architecture ..
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    • 9.  
    • 10. Order Services Customer Services Product Services
      • PlaceOrder
      • GetOrderStatus
      • CalcOrderTotal
      • GetOrderDetails
      • GetCustomerInfo
      • AddNewCustomer
      • UpdateCustomerInfo
      • GetAllCustomers
      • GetProductCatalog
      • GetProductDetail
      • AddNewProduct
      • CheckInventoryLevel
    • 11.
      • Architecture Goal
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    • 12. Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 13. Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009 SOA Agile Align with the Business Needs Facilitated through layered services and service orchestration Empowered Product Owner, Team works on highest priority user stories, not ‘Done’ until user acceptance Provide Flexibility and Adaptation Through loosely coupled service interfaces and policy-driven business rules New stories are welcome (following set rules), retrospective allows process inspection and adaption Produce quick ROI By reducing dependence upon expensive middleware licensing and also through re-configuring solutions Customer views working software quickly, customer may deploy small features that are valuable Respond to Change Re-deploying services, re-configuring business processes, or changing policies Reviewing the plan each iteration, story reprioritization based on business needs
    • 14.
      • SOA projects tend to suffer from BDUF (Big Design Upfront).
      • Usually implemented top down with a divide and conquer approach.
      • Long time before any immediate ROI is realized.
      • SOA assumes services will be designed correctly the first time and does not deal well with iterative changes.
      • Communication done extensively via heavy documentation.
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 15.
      • Challenge: SOA projects tend to suffer from BDUF (Big Design Upfront).
        • Perform high level enterprise framework design upfront then dive into detail design iteratively.
      • Challenge: Usually implemented top down with a divide and conquer approach.
        • Create collaborative cross functional teams with heavy business engagement.
      • Challenge: Long time before any immediate ROI is realized.
        • Direct customer involvement combined with early delivery of service functionality within each iteration produces value more rapidly.
      Copyright(c) Web Age Solutions
    • 16.
      • Challenge: SOA assumes services will be designed correctly the first time and does not deal well with iterative changes.
        • Proper service interface design, service contract management, thorough service version strategies, and effective use of intermediaries can produce very robust and adaptable service interfaces.
      • Challenge: Communication done exclusively via heavy documentation.
        • Well-designed service-oriented enterprises heavily leverage metadata, which is automatically generated and maintained by tools and through proper governance and represents a “self-documenting” approach
      Copyright(c) Web Age Solutions
    • 17.
      • Thought to be a fit for small projects.
      • Lacks proper upfront architecture.
      • Very little formal documentation.
      • Lacks proper upfront planning.
      • Is not prescriptive, does not lay out all steps and deliverables needed upfront.
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 18.
      • Big Design and Architecture upfront is not good from an Agile perspective, but so is NO upfront architecture and design!
      • Agile projects need to do High Level Architecture envisioning upfront during Iteration 0 .
      • Detailed architecture and service implementation can be done iteratively .
      • An Agile Architect /team lead must coach the team through design meetings each iteration.
      • Code review sessions should be integrated in each iteration. Pair/Collaborative Programming .
      • Iteration 0 training on standards for coding, design packaging, deployment, naming ..etc.
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 19.
      • During iteration 0, the Agile Architect should attempt to identify high risks and create Proof of Concept stories that mitigate them.
      • Do collaborative design instead of ivory tower architectures. You still have an architecture owner for final decisions.
      • Use lots of understandable models and diagrams. Communicate them visibility.
      • Requirements and business value should drive your architecture not the drive to use specific technologies and tools.
      • Do not ‘ over architect ’ and over use ‘patterns’.
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 20. Business Process Modeling Service Identification & Specification Service Implementation Testing, Refactoring Final Testing Service Deployment
    • 21. Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
      • Agile Training & Coaching
      • Executive and Business Overview of Agile/Lean
      • Real World Agile and Scrum team training + Project Jump Start
      • Agile Engineering Practices
      • Advanced Agile Topics
      • Effective/Agile Requirements Gathering
      • Servant Leadership
      • … More!
    • 22.
      • www.WebAgeSolutions.com
        • 1 877-517-6540
      • www.AgileTransformation.com
        • 1 402-212-3211
      Copyright(c) Sally Elatta 2009
    • 23.
      • Sally’s Agile Adoption Article: http:// tinyurl.com/6h5mam
      • Towards an Agile Architecture: http://tinyurl.com/c3f3uz
      • Kyle’s SOA Guide for Executive Book: http://tinyurl.com/ykj3zjc
      • Kyle’s Articles: http://kylegabhart.sys-con.com/

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