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.
Julian Everett and Chris Matts describe an IT business case as a meme - one that is competing in the complex ecosystem that constitutes a market sector and show its implications. By taking this view of a business then an organization's short and long term strategies change and we get a completely different view of how and why current development practices exist and persist.
The chapter presented in this article, Governing the Service Factory, of the book "SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility" offers practical advice on governing such a Service Factory including a case study and guidelines for defining, developing, testing, deploying and operating services and business processes.
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
This article explores the structural economic changes brought up by service orientation and how the concept of services and the reuse of services promise long lasting relief from the cost treadmill.
InfoQ spoke with Clive Gee, William A. Brown, Robert G. Laird, Tilak Mitra about their latest book SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility.
Pierre Bonnet argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" companies can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. 5
Developers and the business use numbers differently, leading to poor communication. Here the "Spirit of Agile" tells a developer the trick: translate non-computational issues into number language. 3
The Scrum Product Owner role is powerful, valuable and challenging to implement. It brings healthier relationships between customers and developers, and competitive advantage - if you do it right. 12
In this article, Gernot Starke introduces SOA Governance, how it relates to overall Corporate Governance and IT Governance, and how it should be applied both at design-time and at runtime. 4
In this article, Wolfgang Keller explores the challenges in SOA adoption and discusses the relation of SOA governance to overall IT governance.
Boris Lublinsky and Didier Le Tien discuss how business process engines and business rule engines differ, where their respective strengths are and when to use what in an SOA context. 5