Development & Integration
What is it?
A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) process candidates mapped to a high-level
Roadmap is a customizable strategy for service layer. The output is a mapping of
introducing and/or continuously expanding the business processes to services along with a
use of SOA in a manner that balances short- Recommendations Report on what is the best
term business value, technical risk, and long- way to leverage activities in the value chain as it
term business advantage. It provides an relates to participants such as partners,
incremental SOA adoption model that looks at suppliers, customers and other business units.
SOA readiness factors, Vision and Strategy and
Transition Planning. The next activity is to define the solution scope
and sequence of events to build out a full SOA
The RCG IT SOA Roadmap infrastructure. This includes the creation of
business cases for selected SOA candidates,
The SOA Roadmap has two phases. Phase I technical risk assessments, and high-level work
consists of a brief pre-assessment to identify the plans with targeted delivery dates.
current state of the business and IT functions. It
creates a shared vision and strategy coupled The final step in the Roadmap is to perform SOA
with a prioritized list of functionality to be Transition Planning. This activity evaluates the
included or excluded in the Roadmap. The impact to the organization, as well as to the
output is a Gap Analysis and a existing delivery model, and initiates the
Recommendations Report that feeds the development of the SOA governance model.
detailed Roadmap. The pre-assessment These activities result in a base reference
mitigates the risk of creating a Roadmap that is architecture outline and an SOA architecture
too broad or too narrow by defining areas of work plan.
focus by time, schedule and impact to the
business. In short, the Roadmap provides the direction for
the future of the SOA, while factoring in the
The second phase lays out the detail for each maturity of the organization and the immediate
area selected. It documents the people, priorities of the business and IT. It focuses on
process, procedures, architectures and solutions quick gains in short timeframes.
necessary to promote the SOA architecture. It
starts by completing an inventory of IT assets
and categorizing them against a standard For more information on SOA, Web Services
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frameworks and infrastructure.
This phase is followed by a Value Chain
Analysis that re-factors the business into
components and arranges them by strategic
importance to the business. Each component is
then rated for SOA advantage, with the business