Lately, I've had a lot of conversations on talking about SOA with the business. Particularly on the best ways to build understanding and gain buy-in. No surprise, success is greater when IT adopts a business dialect and mindset. So, I'm curious, when you talk about S-O-A with the business, do you talk in IT terms, or business terms?
S-O-A in IT Terms is:
- Service-Oriented Architecture
- Sharing Our Assets
- Strategy Offering Agility
- Stream of Acronyms
S-O-A in Business Terms enables:
- Strategic Outcome Attainment
- Seizing Operational Agility
- Silo-ed Organization Abolishment
- Situational Optimization Alternatives
- Shedding Obsolete Approaches
- Speed Offering Advantage
Do you lead with an explanation of service-oriented architecture? Or do you close with a "by the way, service-oriented architecture enables this"? Are you successful in your messaging? Why, or why not?