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SOA Smart Start


SOA Smart Start

The Open Group's SOA workgroup has developed a set of best-practices and standards that can assist organisations in positioning SOA as a strategic initiative. The SOA Workgroup identified two of the key requirements for deploying SOA solutions at an enterprise level; a SOA maturity model and SOA governance.

Course Description

SOA Smart Start is a foundational course that equips architects and modellers with an understanding of the SOA standards landscape, the infrastructure required for SOA, and the knowledge required to adopt The Open Group’s OSIMM and SOA Governance Reference models within their organisations.

Delegates completing the course will understand how to complete a SOA maturity assessment and will be able to identify and reference The Open Group’s SOA Governance Reference and Vitality models.



Day 1: SOA Introduction, Open Standards and Maturity Model
  • SOA core concepts
  • SOA features and business benefits
  • Description of targeted SOA Open Standards Technical Products
  • Guidance on, and Usage of Technical Products
  • The Open Group SOA Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM)
Day 2 : SOA Infrastructure and Governance
  • Infrastructure required for SOA
  • Service repository and registry
  • Messaging systems, activity monitors and policy enforcement
  • Data translation, integration and semantics
  • Security for SOA
  • SOA governance for the enterprise
  • SOA Governance Reference Model
  • SOA Governance Vitality Method


  • Enterprise architects
  • SOA practitioners
  • Information architects
  • Technology architects
  • Application architects
  • System integrators
  • Business analysts
  • Process modellers
  • Other business and technical specialists engaged in the development of Service-Oriented Architectures





"Very good course. It definitely provided me with a view of the bigger picture and with food for thought"

“Provided a good foundation. Definitely have a better understanding of the building blocks and clearer idea of the next steps”

“The training course is relevant and essential for everyone who will be involved in a SOA programme – from the CIO to the programmers involved, and including architects and infrastructure personnel”

“Excellent course”

“Great course, thanks very much”

“Awesome! Hope management comes to this course too”

“Good high level information”








Courses are available to the public on scheduled dates and on request for private groups of five or more candidates.


R 7 600 ex VAT per person

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The Open Group’s SOA Source book and a printed course manual

Cancellation Policy

There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.




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Speaker - Stuart Macgregor

Stuart Macgregor

Stuart Macgregor is the Chief Executive of the South African company, Real IRM Solutions. Through his personal achievements, he has gained the reputation of an Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance specialist, both in South Africa and internationally.

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