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Four Pillars of Service-Oriented Architecture

September 2007 White Paper
Grace Lewis, Dennis B. Smith

This 2007 SEI whitepaper by Grace Lewis and Dennis B. Smith outlines four pillars to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) success.


This article provides a high-level introduction to SOA along these dimensions:

  1. Alignment with mission and business goals

  2. Instantiation of principles of SOA governance

  3. Evaluation of relevant technologies for SOA implementation

  4. Recognition that SOA requires a different mindset than traditional development