SOA Governance

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  • Understand the difference between run-time and design-time SOA governance.
  • Leverage SOA management and SOA Registry/Repository tools in your governance efforts.
  • Define governance processes that will work in the culture of your organization.
  • Determine the people in your organization that must be involved in the governance efforts.
  • Define the policies that will help your organization achieve its SOA goals.

SOA Governance is the key to a successful adoption of Service-Oriented Architecture. It is the process of establishing a desired outcome for your efforts, and then leveraging people, policies, and processes to make that outcome a reality. This includes technical policies and standards that guide your design-time activities, policies and processes that impact your project selection and funding decisions, and finally run-time policies that impact your operational management activities. The adoption of Service-Oriented Architecture is intended to improve the efficiency and productivity of your company, and your SOA governance efforts are critical in achieving your goals in quality, consistency, predictability, change management, and interdependencies of services.

This book will help you to understand what requirements you will need to introduce SOA Governance into your company. Running through the people, policies, and processes needed for such an effort, this book will help you to realize the steps that you need to take in order to improve your company's business process quickly and efficiently.

By following a fictional company's implementation of SOA Governance from the beginning to its successful end, this book will show you the ups and downs of the process. You will learn how to plan SOA governance according to your company's needs, so that you can avoid the possible pitfalls that are highlighted through the narrative. Learn about SOA Governance to work your way towards SOA success.

  • Learn about SOA Governance to achieve SOA success in your company.
  • Follow a fictitious company's journey of SOA Governance adoption.
  • Learn to choose the right people, processes, and policies to achieve successful SOA Governance within your company.
  • Understand the services and strategies used to achieve consistent results.
Page Count 228
Course Length 6 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781847195869
Date Of Publication 9 Oct 2008


Todd Biske

Todd Biske is a practicing enterprise architect with a large enterprise in St. Louis, Missouri. He has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, both as a corporate practitioner and as a consultant, working with companies involved with Agriculture, Atmospheric Sciences, Financial Services, Insurance, and Travel and Leisure. His interests include Service Oriented Architecture, Systems Management Technologies, Usability, and Human-Computer Interaction. He has a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a member of the SOA Consortium, is a frequent conference presenter, and writes a popular blog on strategic IT topics at .

When Todd isn’t working or blogging, he spends the vast majority of his time enjoying life with his wife Andrea, and their three children, Elena, Spencer, and Maria. This typically involves one or more of the following (sometimes simultaneously): assisting in the construction of Lego spaceships and vehicles, playing various Wii games, coaching baseball teams, watching soccer games, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, attending Broadway musicals when they come through town, and maybe, if there’s any time left (there usually isn’t) reading some good fiction.

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