“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.