Service Oriented Architecture COncepts

Unit 2 Completed

Solving Problems with Services

1.) Using research and your own experience, explain why reliance on legacy systems will limit the ability of an organization to adopt SOA on a large scale. What mitigation steps can be taken to help transition legacy systems to service orientation?

2.) Using research and your own experience, explain why the initial investment in using a SOA solution requires a high level of adoption to be worthwhile. What are the limitations of using SOA for short term software solutions instead of as a long-term commitment?

3.) Choose three of the goals from the SOA Manifesto (available at and explain how they could be fulfilled in a current generation (Web 2.0) Web service. What qualities of Web services allow each of these goals to be fulfilled?

4.) Evaluate the effect on Return on Investment (ROI) if a service is used for only one composition in a service inventory. How does this compare to the ROI for a single-use software system in traditional software development?


Learner successfully applied critical thinking to the case study analysis &

recommendations/actions taken – 25 pts max.

– Learner successfully incorporates a minimum of three scholarly sources in every essay

question to support their position. (No more than 10% of the entire submission should be

from referenced sources. In other words, the references should support the learner’s work

not be the bulk of what is written.) – 25 pts max.

– Learner met the criteria for academic writing (i.e. no spelling or grammar errors, properly

formatted paragraphs, APA formatting used for references, etc.) – 15 pts max.

– Learner met the minimum 300 words per question- 10 pts max.

– please separate the answers like how the questions are provided

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