//Finally got to read the SOA Reference Model from OASIS

Finally got to read the SOA Reference Model from OASIS

It’s a gem.  I never want to hear “there’s too many definitions of SOA” or “There’s no definitive definition of SOA” ever again.

There is.  It is here.

By |2006-12-13T04:53:00+00:00December 13th, 2006|Enterprise Architecture|4 Comments

About the Author:

President of Vanguard EA, an Enterprise Architecture consulting firm in Seattle focused on the Pacific coast of the US. Nick has over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".


  1. Neil Ward-Dutton December 13, 2006 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Right on Nick. What’s more it’s an enlightened view that really hits on why we call these things "services", and doesn’t just see SOA as "integration using standards".

  2. Anil John December 14, 2006 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Glad you like the RM Nick.

    The OASIS SOA-RM TC is currently working on the SOA Reference Architecture. We’re a friendly bunch, dealing with a pretty complex task, so please feel free to drop on in and participate 🙂

  3. NickMalik December 18, 2006 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Hi Anil,

    In addition to the job I have that consumes a bit more than my full time, I’m also writing a book at the moment.  I appreciate the invitation, and will ask around to see what ‘softie is involved, but I doubt it will be me.

    — Nick

  4. Anil John December 23, 2006 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Ah.. Completely understand. Wish you success with the book.

    Just as an FYI, while there are ‘softies participating in other OASIS WS TC’s, at this point in time, there is no active participation (listserve, F2F meetings) by anyone from MSFT on the SOA-RM TC. Would love to see that change.

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