Many questions I get on Oracle SOA projects. It depends on the level in the organization; the boardroom; operations; but the questions are in general the same. Is the organisation ready to use Service Oriented Architecture.
Oracle have created a test to find out how SOA fits in the current organisatition. Here is the link to do your test:
The test is based on questions you have to answer in the following categories:
- Business & Strategy
- Projects, Portfolios & Services
- Operations, Administration & Management
The result is send via email, containing a PDF with the results.
Note that this test will give different results when you do this test with operations department only or with financial department. If you want to execute this for the whole organization; get all the stakeholders together and answer the questions together.
As result of this test, you are able to find quick-win projects, that can be implemented into a SOA architecture. You will know on which categories you have to spend more time to put them at a higher SOA level.
Execute this test periodically to find out if there are any improvements.
There is also a Oracle Business Process Managment Life cycle assement.