Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail: they did not achieve the expected results, the investment in the change programme was greater than the value achieved, “improvements” were seen as mostly bureaucratic, or changes were abandoned soon after the implementation. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.
Great projects are generally the end result of commitment from three basic sets of actors: individual team members, teams and projects. With agile teams committing based on the needs of the business and their capabilities, and delivering against the commitment they make.
Assuring compliance across an enterprise is critical and necessitates a holistic approach for defining a consistent set of process and system level controls. In this article, authors discuss a new pattern-based framework to capture and manage business process compliance requirements. They also talk about implementation of the framework and two case studies in banking and e-business domains.
"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.
InfoQ continues the discussion around the synergies between SOA and cloud computing on the governance front in a virtual panel discussion with six leading experts.in the cloud and SOA space. 1
Federal Government projects are known for being large and lasting a long time. Some projects go through repeated resets. OPM decided to learn from the past and do things differently.
Phil Abernathy discusses the Suncorp Agile journey - taking a 19000 person organization with 4000+ IT staff Agile from the top down. He talks about handling governance and change management. 5
Business SOA governance means transforming IT to align with the business by establishing a business architecture and then creating a business SOA governance group who ensures that vision is followed. 6
Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted towards service-orientation.
William El Kaim, Lead Architect at Carlson Wagonlit, details all the choices he and his colleagues have made while building their organization's Service Oriented Architecture. 8
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