Monday, October 01, 2007

Key Learnings: SOA Key Success Factors (BEA-IT 2002-2006)

Based on my conversation with my peers in the industry, there is still a lot of keen desire by IT Leadership teams to understand the key success factors for adopting SOA. Following are the list of key success factors we (IT leadership team) had identified while I was the CTO-IT at BEA Systems.
  1. Build the right team
  2. Organize for success
  3. Build coalition with business partners
  4. Maintain Flexibility

The slides of these are available here. I have created a link of all my key learning blogs at my structured blog.

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