Cutter Summit 2006, Cambridge, MA

Proven Strategies for SOA Success
Mike Rosen, CTO, M2VP, Oliver Sims
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

We have all heard of SOA by now, and many will have initiated pilot projects or programs to bring SOA into their organizations. But most will struggle with getting SOA to live up to its potential (and hype), i.e. to deliver value and agility to their enterprise. This takes an approach that goes well beyond the technology, and incorporates enterprise architecture, organizational change, governance, education, new design approaches and a transition strategy.

Cutter Enterprise Architecture Summit 06, London, UK

Enterprise Architecture Keynote
Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Keynote presentations by the director of Cutter”s Enterprise Architecture Practice, Mike Rosen, an internationally known expert on EA, SOA, and MDA and by Cutter Senior Consultant Tom Welsh, former editor of Cutter”s Web Services Strategies, are each followed by interactive panel debates discussing the merits of, and pitfalls experienced in implementing enterprise architecture and service-oriented architecture.

Architectural Separation of Concerns

Viktor Ohnjec & Terry Merriman, M2VP
October 28, 2005

The separation of architectural concerns allows different stakeholders to understand architecture in a context that is unique to their needs. For instance, business users are rarely interested in the technical details of an application, but they are interested in the business functionality an application provides. By contrast, a database administrator is very interested in the informational view of an application. If each of these views is consistent and derived from a common architectural model, then the resulting application will actually do what each viewpoint suggests it will do. Establishing a consistent architectural model that supports multiple views and as a result, multiple separation of concerns requires formality, tool support and architects (enterprise, application, domain, etc). These architects use modeling techniques to capture the information for each of the views and ensure the models reconcile. When correctly applied, applications architecture ties into domain architecture, business architecture and ultimately, an overall enterprise architecture.


Understanding SOA

SD West, 2005, San Diego, CA
Understanding SOA
March 16, 2005

A good, broad introduction to what SOA is (and is not). One of the key takeaways is that to realize the full benefits of SOA, you need more than just web services: you need business process management and a common semantic dictionary as well. Without those elements, your services will have a hard time collaborating and probably won”t reflect the correct business abstraction level. Another key takeaway is that none of this is new but today”s open standards (e.g., XML, SOAP) make SOA easier to achieve.

The Service-Oriented Enterprise: Business Value of SOA

Cutter Summit 2005
Cambridge, MA
May 2005

The Service Oriented Enterprise goes beyond technology to achieve the benefits of agility and real-time information that makes it a competitive force. Service Oriented Architecture, while a major topic of discussion in IT, is just like other technology approaches: it is only a part of the solution, not a silver bullet. In his keynote, Mike Rosen discussed the major issues that have to be addressed to achieve the goals of an SOE, including the business implications, processes, and planning/strategy necessary; how an SOE affects organizational structure, and how to demonstrate the value of an SOE.

Achieving Success with Service Oriented Architecture

Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

The recent popularity of web services has brought renewed interest in Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Although SOA is not new, it was previously limited to a few leading-edge organizations. Now, the mainstream adoption of web services and advances in Business Process Management (BPM) make SOA accessible to everyone. But, like other IT advances, technology is just an enabler, not a silver bullet. When implemented holistically, SOA provides the potential to achieve the ‘agile, real-time enterprise” necessary for competitive advantage. This presentation goes beyond the basic concepts and technology of SOA to include other critical issues that must be addressed to create business value.


Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture

Software Development Best Practices Conference and Expo 2004, Boston, MA
Tuesday, September 21, 2004, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The recent popularity in web services has brought renewed interest to Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). With mainstream adoption of web services and the recent advances in Business Process Management (BPM) techniques and tools, SOA is accessible to everyone. SOA is not a technology, however. It is an architecture for applying different technologies to create an environment where business services can be independently developed and combined into higher value business processes.

Software Development Best Practices Conference and Expo 2004