Microsoft Technical Architecture Breakfast

Went to the Microsoft Technical Architecture seminar at the very early 8.00 am this morning. Glenn Smyth the Enterprise Architect from Adelaide Bank spoke about “An Enterprise Architecture Framework to support SOA incorporating MSBA”.

It was an interesting session and Glenn shared some of his key learnings from his previous role at the Australian Taxation Office (including that the ATO likes to refer to us taxpayers as clients – as if we have a choice).

Some of the key stuff for me was:

*How to avoid building services wrong
*How to avoid building the wrong services
*How to know where the process boundary ends and the service boundary begins? What is the right granularity for services?

His idea of service boundaries and use of business capability modelling (a bit like old fashioned functional decompositions on steroids) but was a useful takeway.
via Aide-mémoire