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SOA Governance by Tilak Mitra, Clive Gee, Robert G. Laird, William A. Brown

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1Introduction to Governance

“Don’t believe the hype.”

Chuck D., Public Enemy

To address the question “What is SOA Governance” we begin by defining and understanding the need for, and types of, governance. Everyone has an opinion about what governance is and isn’t. Many think governance is an onerous structure that forces people to do things a certain way. They think it is rigid, inflexible, and unforgiving. They mostly think it just gets in the way. From the way most governance models are built, we can see their point.

Defining Governance

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people ...

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