Governance plays an indisputably important role in maintaining and guiding the implementation of an architectural vision. The advent of cloud computing has changed the architectural landscape affecting the needs and demands of existing governance programs. InfoQ presents a virtual panel discussion with six leading experts on the current state and future of cloud services governance.
In its attempts to modernize retirement claims processing the Office of Personnel Management had several versions of this project cancelled. The most recent of which used "requirements, design, implement, and test cycles to develop the system. During the testing phases, serious issues became evident". In trying again the director said that they weren't going to repeat the mistakes of the past.
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
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”.