Standardized Service Specification Facilitated by Free Service Operation Sheet

For every service, one or possibly more operations must be described. This can be done with the “Service Operation Sheet”. It replaces a fully fletched service repository in the start phase of an API or SOA initiative and provides a best practice data model covering all aspects of a service specification including business meaning, technology, input and output data, exceptions and faults, test cases etc.

The sheet ensures that services are designed and documented properly even before a fully fletched SOA governance framework is in place.