SOA Maturity

SOA Maturity Assessment app is a tool to assess an organization’s service integration effectiveness using Service Integration Maturity Model. It evaluates the organization's practices against the model to determine the level at which the organization currently stands. It indicates the organization's ability to execute in the area concerned, and the practices on which the organization needs to focus in order to realize related business benefits.

The app assesses organization’s SOA dimensions and calculates a score to show the current maturity level. Each assessment can be stored separately and be retrieved for future reference. It is suitable for an organization to check its performance at regular interval for continuous improvement or for a consultant to keep track of assessments from various organizations.

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There are 4 functions:

  1. Assess: to evaluate the current architecture maturity by measuring the dimensions.
  2. Result: to show detail assessment result - the current state and recommendation for improvement in each dimension.
  3. Chart: to show the radar chart of the assessment result.
  4. Compare: to compare up to 3 assessment results on a radar chart.
 

Assess

The SOA maturity assessment is adapted from The Open Group Service Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM).

It consists of seven levels and seven dimensions. Each dimension is assessed and the results are consolidated to generate a maturity level.

The seven dimensions are:

  1. Business
  2. Organization & Governance
  3. Method
  4. Application
  5. Architecture
  6. Information
  7. Infrastructure & Management
 

Result

The Result tab shows the assessment results - the current state and recommendations for improvement in each dimension.

The seven maturity levels are:

  1. Level 1 - Silo
  2. Level 2 - Integrated
  3. Level 3 - Componentized
  4. Level 4 - Services
  5. Level 5 - Composite Services
  6. Level 6 - Virtualised Services
  7. Level 7 - Dynamically Re-Configurable Services
 

Chart

The Chart tab helps you visualize the assessment results by plotting on a radar chart.

A radar chart is useful for displaying observations of multi-dimensional data, and helps you visualize strengths/weaknesses or variation in maturity of different dimensions.

 

Compare

This allows you to compare 2-3 assessments and visualize using a radar chart, with each assessment represented by a different colour.

A radar chart is useful for displaying observations of multi-dimensional data, and you can compare:

  1. Your organization's current and target maturity levels
  2. Your organization's measured maturity levels over time
  3. Your organization's maturity level against industry benchmarks
  4. Maturity levels of multiple organizations