Yes, I did return from Santa Clara, and no, I’m not lost in a snowdrift. I took an extended (keyboard free) break over the holidays. Ok, that covers FAQ #1 for the week, where have I been.
As for the other questions folks have been asking me:
2. Where is my 2009 opening salvo?
I have two opening posts sketched out. Neither is a list of predictions. One is about considerations for 2009 brought on by external forces — economy, new administration in US. The other is a list of resolutions for business-driven IT leaders. I also had a DIY punditry pictogram sketch — think green crayons, fluffy clouds and tightening belts — but see #1. As for the surviving sketches, I’m working on them.
3. What’s my take on the attempted murder of SOA?
If you follow me on Twitter, you know my take. For those who don’t, these tweets sum up my view:
On the plus, by participating in the conversation on Twitter I met some interesting folks. And of course, partook in some amusement with the TAFKAS force.
Interestingly, in a new post on Anne’s personal blog, she says “Sensationalism is fun.” Enough said.
4. What am I working on in 2009?
I have a full slate of Elemental Links’ writing / research / methods projects. My focus areas remain as previously published. My current “big” project involves the intersection of business analysis and service-orientation. Next up, delving into event-processing and what I’m calling “the active information tier”.
I’m continuing with client work, including the SOA Consortium. As well, I’ll be working with organizations on techniques to match business & IT capabilities to attain value. Learn about engaging with Elemental Links here. (remembering my marketing, marketing, marketing pledge)
5. Do I plan to post more often?
Yes. I’ll try. Really.