Build Grass-Roots Acceptance for SOA

The movement toward Service-Oriented Architecture represents a broad set of technical and organizational changes for the enterprise. In fact, most of the technical challenges in making the transition to loosely coupled Services are simpler for most companies than the organizational and human management changes businesses need to leverage shared Services effectively.

For developers and other technical specialists, the burden of change is doubly difficult, because these people must adjust to the new technical as well as organizational realities of SOA. Often, the best approach an enterprise architect can take to build acceptance for SOA among the technical staff is to work one-on-one with technology specialists to educate them on the details of SOA, while simultaneously building acceptance for the architecture at the highest levels.