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Business-Driven Architect

Brenda Michelson

Talking "S-O-A" with the Business

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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?

Brenda Michelson, Principal of Elemental Links, shares her view on architectural strategies, technology trends, business, and relevance.

Brenda Michelson

Brenda Michelson is the principal of Elemental Links an advisory & consulting practice focused on business-technology capabilities that increase business visibility and responsiveness. Follow Brenda on Twitter.


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