Service orienting, one piece at a time

"Incremental" is perhaps the most important word in the SOA vocabulary. In a recent post, Jack Vaughan reminds us of the case for incremental SOA, backed up by observations from Randy Hefner, Mike Rosen, and the Rolta excellence center.

"Incremental" is perhaps the most important word in the SOA vocabulary. In a recent post, Jack Vaughan reminds us of the case for incremental SOA, backed up by observations from Randy Hefner, Mike Rosen, and the Rolta excellence center.

Rolta advises "two-to four-week sprints" for SOA-based projects, and Rosen advocates "understand your requirements, look for a small incremental approach at addressing those requirements, get continuous feedback from your sponsors and look for some way to prove the value."

Always good advice. Remember, inch by inch, it's a cinch. Mile by mile, it's a trial.