Ganesh Prasad proposes separating governance and management in large SOA projects to make sure that right dependencies are used throughout the system in order to promote agility, lower operating costs and reduced operational risks.
In this article, authors discuss Morphosis, a multi-perspective measuring approach for architecture sustainability that includes evolution scenario analysis, architecture compliance checking, and tracking of architecture-level code metrics. These perspectives include change-prone requirements, technology choices, architecture erosion, and modularization best practices.
ADMIT details the decisions points that should be considered by any IT Architecture effort. While its format is similar to other Enterprise Architecture frameworks, its focus on characteristics and forces which affect the end result allow it to be used in conjunction with other formalized EA deign and evaluation methodologies.
In this article, authors describe how they used the corporate management system to communicate architecture requirements to all the architecture stakeholders in a large organization.
Interview: Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives
InfoQ spoke to the authors of Software Systems Architecture on a couple of new topics, the System Context viewpoint and Agile, which have been added to the second edition. 3
Just Enough Software Architecture book, by author George Fairbanks, focuses on a risk-driven approach to software architecture development. InfoQ spoke with George about the book and his thesis. 6
This article presents a framework of SOA Governance processes, a maturity model, linked to the processes and a description of how architects should be involved in these processes.