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100 SOA Questions: Asked and Answered by Ali Arsanjani, Kerrie Holley

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Chapter 4. Governance

The primary goal of the SOA is to bind the business world with the world of IT in a way that makes both more efficient. SOA is about creating a bridge that facilitates a symbiotic and synergistic relationship between the two that is more powerful and valuable than anything that we’ve experienced in the past. It is only partly about that bridge—the technology that binds the two worlds; it is much more so about the results that can be achieved from having that bridge in place.

—William A Brown, et al., in SOA Governance, Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility

Governance and SOA are regularly discussed in tandem, and it is rare to find anyone who does not admit to the value of governance when adopting SOA. At the ...

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