Make the case that federal gov needs to be service oriented to meet its challenges and objectives.
Money is being spent NOW. So, now is the time to invest in SOG. Future budget will be lower and the need for the SOG savings will be greater.
SOA – Lego approach Service – dry cleaning. Most of you have heard this story from Green Bay Packer’s history before. It has achieved legendary status in NFL lore. The Packer franchise had been losing for close to ten straight years. They were again at the bottom of the standings, and morale was at an all time low. Enter Vince Lombardi as the new coach. He is charged with turning this franchise into a winning team, and he believes the team can become a winner. He started leading practices himself, inspiring, training, motivating. But at one point, he got so frustrated that he started blowing the whistle to stop the practice. &quot;Everybody stop and gather around,&quot; he said. Then he knelt down, picked up the ball, and said, &quot;Let&apos;s start at the beginning. This is a football. These are the yard markers. I&apos;m the coach. You are the players.&quot; He went on, describing the most elementary concepts in the game of football to lay a solid, common foundation for his team. Today there are many definitions for Service Oriented Architecture. Just about every vendor has their own definition. All are similar, but none are really the same. There are some independent definitions available and we present two here. OASIS has released an SOA Reference Model that is intended to become an industry standard for basic SOA vocabulary. The jury is still out on whether or not this will be adopted by the industry, but it is available today.
The provision of Services enables businesses to collaborate in real-time with business partners and customers – up and down the supply chain. Many businesses will already outsource commodity capability – such as logistics. SOA enables the services of 3rd party providers to be integrated into the overall system as if they were internal resource – so there should be no loss of information flows when capability is outsourced. SOA therefore enables the virtualization of business resources, through Outsourcing, insourcing, offshoring, etc Secondly, in the example of the Payment service, services that are properly designed to be shareable can be reused in new scenarios. Not just shared by many customers, but if the service is more abstract and generalized it can also be reused in different processes and even different context. For example, &lt;CLICK&gt; a service that is used to take payments in one context, might be used for identification in another. Finally, in the example of the flight availability services, &lt;CLICK&gt; information can be aggregated or selected from multiple providers of the same commodity service. Airlines differentiate on the price of their flights, the quality of their service, not on the way ticket prices are processed. The motivation for SOA therefore is &lt;CLICK&gt; Business Agility, Business Efficiency, increasingly in a global context
The Consumer/Provider concept was frequently used in Component Based Development
We need to do more with less, and faster.
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