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BPM's Top-Down Path to SOA

Blog: Method & Style (Bruce Silver)

I got a nice note yesterday from Paul Fisher, an IT exec at the FDA, on my BPM 2.0 manifesto. He was struck, in particular, by the line that said: “[BPM’s] top-down design contrasts starkly with current SOA initiatives, which are bottom-up and IT-driven, and where the services exposed for composition are determined by IT’s notion of enterprise architecture, not by process-centric analysis.” He goes on to say, That’s exactly what is going on here, and I’m trying to argue with people who are trying to build services simply to be able to say look ma, SOA!

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