It seems that no matter how hard Greg tries to evangelize SOA to his CIO and the suits upstairs, the organizational stars always seem to align against him.
Scott Fingerhut at TIBCO alerted me to a new installment of the "Greg the Architect" series over at YouTube.
In this latest edition, even though Greg successfully replaced the company's CORBA components, installed a rules-based policy management system, consolidated onto a single ESB, installed a registry, and integrated the data warehouse with real-time updates (whew) -- he still gets the rug pulled out from under him.
"The big guy just doesn't think the SOA is delivering ROI..." his CIO informs him.
Now, follow Greg's adventure across the enterprise in pursuit of the elusive "ROI"! And yes, ice cream does play a role.
This video is a great follow-up to the original Greg adventure in which he's draawn into a dizzying swirl of vendor FUD.