At TechEd in Munich I (Owen Pettiford) will be hosting a BoF to discuss different approaches to creating Composite Applications that are aligned to the business. I have used the SAP Enterprise SOA Adoption Program Evaluation phase to create over 30 Enterprise SOA roadmaps and since leaving SAP in March I have created more using a method that draws on TOGAF and other Enterprise Architecture methods that I have used over the years.
I am interested to find out the length of time people spend in the different phases of the various methods before dropping down to design a specific composite application. My experience is that this can be measured in days / weeks or even years in some extreme cases. I would be most interested to find out if as a Community we could create some best practice views or guidelines of how long is too long and how long is too little.
Other topics that we could discuss include:
- High Lights and Low Lights of the Enterprise SOA Method
- Other Methods and approaches
- Bottom Up vs. Top Down
- Using Agile Methods
- The impact of productized Enterprise Services on the design process
- How to best utilise the ES Bundles
I look forward to a lively debate !! Add your name to the Wiki under session numbr 9 here