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Here is my presentation from Zapthink's Practical SOA conference in New Jersey back on March 25. My topic was How to Sell SOA to the Business. My three key take aways:

  1. Align SOA w/Business Drivers
  2. BPM is the Killer App
  3. Speak in Business Terms


Click this link and go to the 4th video (you must register on Zapthink...it's free)


Feel free to leave comments or send me your questions at mkavis@yahoo.com.

4 comments

  1. Lars Hansen  

    Hi,

    I really appreciated the presentation, and to a large degree, I think we are on the same line. I do however still have quibbles about the idea of "selling SOA" to the business. You can see my post here:
    http://www.enterpriseagility.dk/?p=20

    Which opportunities do you see in using BPM and SOA to break down (or reduce the gap between) the business and IT organisational silos?

  2. Mike Kavis  

    The link is currently down. I am checking with Zapthink to see what the issue is.

  3. Mike Kavis  

    In my case, we had some very old business processes. We saw SOA as an enabler of BPM. We closed the gap with the business by showing them how BPMS tools can change their world. The BPMS tools allow the business to streamline business processes which eliminate waste, improve efficiencies, provide KPIs and a real time view into their business, improve cust. sat. and employee morale, reduce costs, and generate incremental revenue. SOA allows us to implement the BPMS tools without having to rearchitect all of our legacy systems. We call this legacy rejuvenation.

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