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SOA Governance: Governing Shared Services On-Premise and in the Cloud

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“Accenture sees this book as a milestone that will support the rationale behind selling and delivering SOA governance projects around the world.”

--Dr. Matthias Ziegler, Accenture / Dr. Jure Zakotnik, Accenture / Thomas M. Michelbach, Accenture

“We are using this book as our reference in both the SOA development and implementation work at the NCI CBIIT, as well as the enterprise architecture definition efforts within HL7.”

--Charles N. Mead, MD, MSc., National Cancer Institute and Health Level 7 (HL7) Chair

“This is a terrific book that will be heavily used...”

--David S. Rogers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

"SOA Governance is the best read on governance and software delivery processes since the publication of RUP."

--Filippos Santas, Credit Suisse

The Definitive Guide to Governing Shared Services and SOA Projects

SOA Governance: Governing Shared Services On-Premise and in the Cloud is the result of a multi-year project to collect proven industry practices for establishing IT governance controls specific to the adoption of SOA and service-orientation. Authored by world-renowned experts in the fields of SOA, IT governance, and cloud computing, this comprehensive book provides clear direction as to what does and does not constitute SOA governance and then steps the reader through the most important industry governance practices, as they pertain to individual SOA project lifecycle stages.

With a consistent, vendor-neutral focus, and with the help of case study examples, the authors demonstrate how to define and position precepts, organizational roles, processes, standards, and metrics. Readers benefit from thorough and visually depicted cross-references and mapping between roles, processes, precepts, and project stages, enabling them to fully explore dynamics and dependencies and thereby learn how to use these governance controls to create their own custom SOA governance systems.

This important title will be valuable to every practitioner concerned with making SOA work, including senior IT managers, project managers, architects, analysts, developers, administrators, QA professionals, security specialists, and cloud computing professionals.

This book covers the following primary topics:

  • defining SOA governance

  • establishing an SOA governance office and program

  • working with proven SOA governance precepts and processes

  • identifying organizational roles and relating them to SOA governance

  • associating design-time and runtime SOA project stages with SOA governance controls

  • governance considerations specific to shared services

  • roles, precepts, and factors specific to cloud-based services

  • understanding and categorizing SOA governance products and technologies

  • applying governance controls as early as the planning stages and measuring their success in subsequent stages

  • using vitality triggers to govern shared services on an on-going basis

  • SOA governance controls that pertain to business information documents and policies

This book series is further supported by a series of resource sites, including:

  • www.soabooks.com

  • www.soaspecs.com

  • www.soamag.com

  • www.serviceorientation.com

  • www.soapatterns.org

  • www.soaprinciples.com

  • www.whatissoa.com