Oftentimes the work of someone looking at a facility can be as much an art as it is a science.
Work around Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) has progressed a great deal over the last year.
What should also be obvious is that standards are evolving more and more quickly. The average lifespan of a standard is declining.
I answer some of the more frequent questions I get about service design and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
The engineer Charles Kettering said, "There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."
Perhaps one of the more common complaints I hear is about the inability to present clearly the massive amounts of information that are generated on a daily basis.
Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism, said, "Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."
Every time we approach solving a problem—no matter in what arena—we are faced with unexpected changes and circumstances that we must adapt to.