ZapThink Announces SOA for Managers Certification Course at IMPACT 2009

BALTIMORE, MD (PRunderground) March 26, 2009 — ZapThink announces today the availability of its SOA for Managers course co-located at IBM’s IMPACT 2009 conference in Las Vegas, NV on May 3, 2009. In this one-day course, attendees will get detailed guidance and expertise in how to implement and manage SOA with the latest best practices and methods. The one day event will feature Jason Bloomberg and Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partners with ZapThink as lecturers and contributors.

“Companies want to know how apply SOA best practices to enhance and optimize their existing investments in IT,” said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner with ZapThink. “This one-day, practical event will give enterprises of all sizes, architecture practitioners, consulting firms, and technology vendors the best practices and practical implementation knowledge they are seeking.”

Key topics addressed during the one-day event on May 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV include:

  • Fundamentals of SOA
  • Defining SOA Success
  • SOA: A Business Service View
  • Service Composition: Supporting Business Process with Services
  • Overcoming SOA Challenges
  • SOA Funding and Budgeting challenges
  • SOA Pitfalls and growing pains
  • SOA Project Management best practices
  • Governance and security strategies for SOA
  • Ensuring EA and SOA organizational success
  • SOA and Legacy
  • Iterative approaches to SOA projects
  • IT Governance Feedback Loop
  • The future of the Service-oriented Enterprise application

“Impact 2009 includes more than 300 client speakers and exciting keynotes to help attendees learn how to use SOA to reuse existing investments, cut costs and increase revenue,” said Sandy Carter, VP, IBM SOA and WebSphere. “By offering ZapThink’s SOA for Managers workshop, we are adding another key element to help attendees advance their SOA knowledge.”

Attendees will gain a working understanding of SOA, understand how SOA can benefit their organization, learn about the pitfalls that organizations implementing SOA face, and how to avoid them, and receive a “SOA for Managers” Certificate or a “SOA for Managers” endorsement of an existing Licensed ZapThink Architect certification.

IMPACT 2009 is the industry’s premier SOA conference, offering attendees access to key business leaders who provide practical knowledge based on their personal SOA experiences. For more information on IMPACT, or to register for the event visit:

For more information about the ZapThink SOA for Managers Certification course and additional ZapThink training events, visit Early registration discounts are available.


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