Chapter of the week: SOA project planning aspects

This chapter, excerpted from Service-Oriented Architecture Compass, focuses on how to plan an SOA project.

About the Chapter
This chapter, excerpted from Service-Oriented Architecture Compass, focuses on how to plan an SOA project. Topics include forming a project office, the phases of SOA adoption, the need for and mechanisms of SOA governance, and the various project roles and how they interact with each other.
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About the Book
In Service-Oriented Architecture Compass: Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap, IBM Enterprise Integration Team experts present a start-to-finish guide to planning, implementing and managing service-oriented architecture. Drawing on their experience helping enterprise customers migrate to SOA, the authors share hard-earned lessons and best practices for architects, project managers and software development leaders alike.

About the Authors
Norbert Bieberstein is a solution architect for the IBM Enterprise Integration team and is responsible for the team's worldwide communication.
Sanjay Bose is the Design Center leader for the IBM Enterprise Integration team. He has more than 12 years of IT industry experience, primarily focused on creating product architecture and design, articulating technical strategy, and designing enterprise application systems using distributed technologies.
Marc Fiammante is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 2003, with wide experience in large project architecture and software development on multiple environments.
Dr. Keith Jones, Ph.D is a veteran programmer with more than 20 years of development experience. An expert in artificial intelligence and human/computer interactions, he has a long history of creating specialized applications for some of the largest companies in the world, including Ford Motor Company, American Airlines, and Dun & Bradstreet.
Rawn Shah is the Community Editor (and, formerly, the SOA and Web services Zone Editor) for IBM developerWorks. Rawn has 12 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various roles including positions as a network administrator, an application developer, a vice president of a regional Internet service provider, a columnist, an author, and an editor.

Note: This chapter is excerpted from the new book, titled: "Service-Oriented Architecture Compass: Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap", co-authored by Norbert Nieberstein, Sanjay Bose, Marc Fiammante, Keith Jones, and Rawn Shah. Copyright 2006 by International Business Machines Corporation. All rights reserved. ISBN 0-13-187002-5. To learn more about this book, including purchasing options, please visit:

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