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If you are leading the charge to adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA) within your enterprise, you know that successful implementation of SOA is challenging to the point that many organizations just avoid confronting the SOA governance issue altogether. Capturing a wealth of practical experience and lessons learned in what has become the hottest topic in business, Service-Oriented Architecture Governance for the Services Driven Enterprise insightfully presents a proven model of Enterprise SOA Governance, augmented by a governance modeling design framework and a body of governance modeling tools and techniques to meet all of your enterprise SOA governance requirements.

Whether you are a technical or business executive, this how-to manual presents the breadth, richness, and scope of its concepts in the context of your entire enterprise and straightforwardly explores the complexities and nuances of IT and SOA governance, clearly presenting:

  • Some of the common mistakesâ??and their solutionsâ??that organizations make as they focus their efforts on governance
  • An SOA governance reference model to help break down the concept of governance into bite-sized chunks

  • The Four-Tiered Model of Enterprise Governance to isolate your governance challenges, gaps, and requirements

  • An inventory of major enterprise governance processes to help you understand and plan your SOA governance requirements

  • The SOA governance modeling tools and an assessment framework

  • How you can design and implement your own enterprise SOA governance model and policies

  • How to establish an enterprise SOA governance framework within the context of corporate governance, IT governance, and enterprise architecture governance

  • Various governance organizational design patterns that will enable your governance model to adapt and evolve in concert with your relative SOA maturity

Presenting a governance model assessment and design framework based on years of accumulated experience from the trenches of enterprise SOA governance, Service-Oriented Architecture Governance for the Services Driven Enterprise uniquely distills the complex dynamics of SOA and governance to equip you in implementing SOA governance that reflects your organization's strategic and business focus.

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A must-have for all companies undertaking service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance

As SOA interest and adoption have accelerated rapidly, the challenges of governance have risen to the forefront across the entire industry. Without an SOA governance model, SOA adoption is stilted and hampered by a lack of engagement with key enterprise stakeholders.

Service-Oriented Architecture Governance for the Services Driven Enterprise provides a universal governance model design framework that will apply to any enterprise governance challengeâ??corporate governance, IT governance, enterprise architecture governance, portfolio management, or PMO governanceâ??and helps you establish a process for building your own enterprise SOA governance model.

Drawing upon his extensive experience in software and technology services, author and industry expert Eric Marks discusses:

  • The SOA governance imperative
  • Why apply an SOA governance reference model?

  • An overview of major enterprise governance processes and their relationship to SOA governance

  • How to organize your SOA governance toolkit

  • A universal enterprise SOA governance model design framework

  • New perspectives on SOA policies and policy enforcement mechanisms

  • Governance organizational designs, structural models, and governance board best practices

  • An overview of SOA governance enabling technology and industry standards

  • Services life-cycle governance approaches and best practices

  • Creating the right organizational, cultural, and behavioral model

  • A cutting-edge view of the future of governance, leveraging experiences from open source, the Internet, and more

Many companies fail to create an integrated vision for how business processes should work across the enterprise. Service-Oriented Architecture Governance for the Services Driven Enterprise is a pragmatic road map for any company seeking to implement SOA to leverage profitability and growth.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470171251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470171257
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,172,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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i like the ideas but i am not so sure about some of the content
the book needs more work
i recomend it to PHD students
very good for research and development of governance tools and utilities
good for managagers that want to design policies
another use for the book can be for production support people
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Very nice book and the perfect start for people willing to work on their growing SOA environments. A 'must read' for Enterprise Architects.
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