Monday, October 10, 2005

SOA Boot Camp: Day 1

Today was the first day of our SOA Boot Camp. For those of you that haven't heard, MomentumSI has pulled our first batch of SOA consultants out of the field for 17 days of in-depth training.

We started out covering the basics - WSDL, SOAP, and a bunch of the WS-protocols. For us, it wasn't so much of an education on the basics, but rather a discussion of how to explain these concepts to newbies. As SOA consultants one of the biggest issues we face is getting the teams at our clients on the same page by using a common vocabulary.

Although we tried to focus on the basics - we found ourselves conversing on the more interesting aspects (business value, architectural patterns, governance, etc.) It was also interesting to hear the chitter-chatter between the consultants. It sounds like many clients are running into the same basic problems. It was better to hear that the consultants are agreeing on common solutions!

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