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SOA Adoption Planning

It is during this initial stage that foundational planning decisions are made. These decisions will shape the entire project, which is why this is considered a critical stage that may require separately allocated funding and time in order to carry out significant studies required to assess and determine a range of factors, including:

  • scope of planned service inventory and the ultimate target state
  • milestones representing intermediate target states
  • timeline for the completion of milestones and the overall adoption effort
  • available funding and suitable funding model
  • governance system
  • management system
  • methodology
  • risk assessment

Additionally, prerequisite requirements need to be defined in order to establish criteria used to determine the overall viability of the SOA adoption. The basis of these requirements typically originate with the four pillars of service-orientation described in the SOA Planning Section of this Website.