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SOA Governance: The key to successful SOA adoption in your organization by Todd Biske

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Enterprise SOA Governance

In this chapter, Spencer and Elena find out that initial success doesn’t immediately translate into continued success. It began with the CIO, Andrea, giving her personal endorsement to SOA and encouraging all of IT to embrace it. With the endorsement of the CIO, how could the effort possibly go wrong? Clearly, it didn’t take much.

If we go back to our original definition of governance, it is the people, policies, and processes that an organization leverages to achieve a desired behavior. Therefore, SOA governance is about achieving a desired behavior through SOA. A simple statement of “go forth and adopt SOA” is not enough to articulate the desired behavior, yet that’s exactly what Andrea did. Without more explicit ...

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