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From SOA Goals to Principles

SOA Principles are derived from the SOA Goals, and are a key element in helping close the gap from goals to actions regarding the governance process.

SOA principles are derivatives of business goals. While SOA goals are expressions of how an SOA initiative or strategy will enable or support the business and IT strategies, SOA principles are higher level guidelines that provide the basis for making decisions. SOA principles are aspirational in some regards and help provide high-level decision making criteria to facilitate and guide actions. SOA principles are reflections of business, IT, and SOA strategy goals.” - Service-Oriented Architecture Governance for the Services Driven Enterprise

Some examples of what your SOA Principles might include:

  • Data will be represented in a consistent enterprise-wide canonical data format.
  • Services will be designed, implemented and managed in a vendor neutral way.
  • We will re-use before buying, and buy before building services.

Each of these Principles would be supported by an SOA Policy. (But that is for another post…)

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More Stories By Chet Hayes

As Director of Government Solutions, Mr. Hayes is responsible for the technical pre-sales delivery strategy and business development for Mark Logic Corporation's Federal Division.

Prior to Mark Logic, My Hayes was the VP of Professional Services for AgilePath Corporation, where he was responsible for client delivery strategy and business development for AgilePath in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC).

Prior to AgilePath, Mr. Hayes was the Manager, Systems Engineering at BEA Government Systems where he lead the Special Programs SE Team to bring Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) solutions to the Federal Government.

Mr. Hayes holds a Degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.