Business SOA governance is about the long term transformation of IT to align with the business. This means establishing a clear business architecture and then creating a business SOA governance group who will ensure that vision is followed. This is a powerful group and needs to act in the same way as a judiciary. Their role is not to undertake the work but to enforce the boundaries and rules.
Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. Based on their perspective, they would be correct since V2 focused more heavily on operational processes rather than service lifecycle. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted toward what can only be accurately described as service-orientation.
William El Kaim, Lead Architect at Carlson Wagonlit, provides a rare glimpse at all the choices, and the rationale behind them, he and his colleagues have made while building their organization's Service Oriented Architecture. How does your SOA compare? What will be the major evolutions in the next few years? How will the Cloud impact current SOAs?
The book chapter presented in this article offers practical advice on governing a Service Factory with guidelines for defining, developing, testing, deploying and operating services plus a case study
Miko Matsumura discusses why people are pursuing SOA, whether SOA is dead, what SOA Governance is, the relationship to SOA itself, how it differs from management, and how SOA differs from integration. 12
In this article, Michael Poulin elaborates on the differences between of governance and management and tries to explore the 'wonderland' of governance in a service-oriented environment. 3
SOA is 10 years old. InfoQ has gathered Jeff Andres, Eric Ballou, Dave Hollander and William El Kaim, all experienced Enterprise Architects, to share their perspectives as part of a virtual panel. 3
This article contains 3 supporting practices, Service Profiles, Vocabularies, and Organizational Roles, from Thomas Erl' encyclopedia of service design principles “SOA Principles of Service Design”.
In this article, Rathina Dhandapani, highlights key best practices in an SOA initiative to identify, validate and verify service inventory content well before implementation. 1
SOA Design Patterns: Compatible Change, Version Identification, Termination Notification, Service Refactoring, Service Decomposition, Proxy Capability, Decomposed Capability, Distributed Capability.
In this article we present 3 Inventory Governance Patterns from chapter 10 of the book SOA Design Patterns by Thomas Erl: Canonical Expression, Metadata Centralization, and Canonical Versioning. 1
A review of Michael Poulin's book, Ladder to SOE. Michael's book shows how to use the principles of service orientation to align IT with the business, and the business with market dynamics. 1