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068a Discovery -- An Essential Element of SOA Implementation -- by Dr James A Robertson PrEng


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The importance of effective discovery and the issues that arise from inaccurate discovery including understanding the importance of communication in the first hour of engagement

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068a Discovery -- An Essential Element of SOA Implementation -- by Dr James A Robertson PrEng

  1. 1. 1 James A Robertson and Associates Effective Strategic Business Solutions Discovery: An Essential Element of SOA Implementation Dr James Robertson PrEng (c) (Copyright 2008 : James A Robertson and Associates)
  2. 2. 2 Client : This is rediculous -- how can you tell me it is not in your quote?
  3. 3. 3 Service Provider: The client keeps changing the requirement -- they signed off on this
  4. 4. 4 The tension of talking past each other
  5. 5. 5 The first hour -- the things that seem obvious (and are therefore NOT documented)
  6. 6. 6 Are you (service provider) listening?
  7. 7. 7 Are you (client) accurately stating the essentials of your business?
  8. 8. 8 Only PEOPLE effectively using technology deliver value
  9. 9. 9 Corporate Governance and Discipline
  10. 10. 10 Data -- the essence of integration and value delivery
  11. 11. 11 Integration -- putting the pieces together -- the essence of SOA
  12. 12. 12 Acknowledgement and dedication I would like to acknowledge the contributions and inputs of all my clients, associates, staff and families without whom the work on which this presentation is based would not have been possible Particularly my father and mother, Angus and Thelma, whose love and upport for all my endeavours made it possible for me to gain this knowledge. I also acknowledge Fiona and Ingrid for all they contributed and Sandra and Helene for their unreserved love and giving This presentation is dedicated to The glory of the Eternal Creator who is the source and reason for our existence Psalm 136:5 "To Him who by wisdom made the heavens, for His mercy endures forever;"
  13. 13. 13 Questions? Dr James Robertson PrEng James A Robertson & Associates Telephone: +27-11- 782-5997 Cell: 083-251-6644 (preferred) P O Box 4206, Randburg, 2125, South Africa email: Finding the missing pieces of your I.T. and strategy puzzles