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SOA Governance

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Todd Biske

SOA Governance - Find the key to successful SOA adoption in your organization with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847195869
Paperback228 pages

About This Book

  • 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.

Who This Book Is For

This book is for enterprise architects, technical leaders, and senior IT managers who wish to implement SOA Governance into their companies. This book assumes that the reader has a basic familiarity with service-oriented architecture and software development lifecycle methodologies. The reader does not need detailed knowledge of web services technologies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Essence of SOA Governance
What is Governance?
What is IT Governance?
What is SOA?
What is SOA Governance?
Is All this Needed?
Summary
Chapter 2: Extending Project Governance for SOA
Beginning the SOA Journey
The First Milestone
The Second Milestone
The Opportunity
Beginning Your SOA Journey
Summary
Chapter 3: Avoiding a Bunch of Services
Undirected Service Creation
Enterprise SOA Governance
Summary
Chapter 4: Service Versioning
Making a Change
The Chief Information Officer's Concern
Service Versioning Policies
Service Lifecycle Management
Summary
Chapter 5: Governing the Analysis Process
Building the Right Services
Analysis for SOA
Project Inception Checkpoints
Summary
Chapter 6: Governing Run-Time Behavior
Preparing for Partner Services
Run-Time SOA Governance and the Service Contract
Summary
Chapter 7: SOA Success
Celebrating Success
Changing Behavior
Summary
Chapter 8: Establishing SOA Governance at Your Organization
People
Policies
SOA Governance Processes
SOA Governance Technologies
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

In Detail

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.

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