The topic hilights key areas where IBM provides products, governance best practice methodologies and support services to meet the entire lifecycle of requirements needed to fully manage SOA from the modeling, assembling, deployment and managing stages. Hilighted in the event are products such as Rational Asset Manager (RAM) and the tight integration it has with other IBM products such as Rational Software Architect (RSA), Rational ClearQuest and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) among others.
The audiences there were as usual very polite, attentive and also very receptive to the SOA message we provided. Since I can only say words like "hello", "thank you", "you are welcome", and "beer" in Chinese, most in the audience wore headsets which provided them with concurrent translation of my English into Mandarin. Lucas then delivered his portions of the briefing in Chinese to give the audience relief from wearing the headsets. The audience in each city were always over 100 with nearly all staying the entire 4 hours of the briefing including the Saturday briefing in Guangzhou.
Hilights of the trip included the food
Picture of Lucas and myself at a "very local" Hot Pot restaurant in Chengdu.
Lowlights of the trip had to be the ever-present traveller's reality of waiting and waiting in line and then once you're queued in line, watching others ignore the queue and cutting to the front of the line.
Special thanks to Rebecca Cui and Lucas for their outstanding collaboration![Read More]