In general, it’s hard to get things right. Well, maybe not hard, but it definitely takes more work (or at least more focus) to do just about anything right. Unless you have superhuman abilities, like Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps — but I guess it’s taken even him a huge amount of work to win all those gold medals, even with his great natural abilities.
It’s the same with SOA development. Doing SOA right requires a lot of hard work and some dedicated focus. Doing it well also usually requires that organizations standardize their SOA development efforts and processes. So doing SOA well is a long-term process, not a one-time accomplishment.
That’s why over the past few weeks I’ve been spending time interviewing a wide range of IT and business executives to learn their secrets for standardizing SOA development and achieving SOA success. Here’s the top five recommendations: