SOA Governance Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility

ISBN-10: 0137147465
ISBN-13: 9780137147465
Edition: 2009
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Description: As enterprises move to implement Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), they increasingly recognize that SOA will only meet its potential if it can be governed well. SOA Governance responds to this crucial realization. In this book, a team of IBM's  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078

As enterprises move to implement Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), they increasingly recognize that SOA will only meet its potential if it can be governed well. SOA Governance responds to this crucial realization. In this book, a team of IBM's leading SOA governance experts share hard-won best practices for effectively governing IT in any service-oriented environment. The authors begin by reviewing SOA's promised benefits, and identifying inadequate governance as a root cause when SOA fails. Next, they introduce a comprehensive SOA governance model that works. They define what must be governed, identify key stakeholders, and review the relationship of SOA governance to existing governance bodies, and to processes like CoBIT and ITIL. In Part II, they walk through SOA governance assessment and planning, helping readers identify and fix gaps, set goals and objectives, and establish workable roadmaps. Finally, they turn to the details of "building out" an SOA governance model: establishing authority chains, roles, responsibilities, policies, standards, mechanisms, procedures, and metrics. Along the way, the authors illuminate the unique issues associated applying IT governance to a services model - including the challenges of compliance auditing where service behavior can be unpredictable. They also show why services governance requires a more organizational, business-centric focus than "conventional" IT governance - and how to successfully achieve that focus.

Introduction:A Services Approach
Benefits of SOA
What Goes Right?
What Goes Wrong?
Conclusion
Introduction to Governance
Defining Governance
Corporate Governance
EnterpriseGovernance
IT Governance
SOA Governance
SOA Governance Paradigm
IT Governance Reference Sources
ITIL-Information Technology Information Library
IT Governance Institutesbquo; (ITGI) version 4.1 of Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
The SOA Governance and Management Model
SOA Vision
Governance Processes
Processes to be Governed and ESB Services Processes
Governance Mechanisms
Principles, Policies, Standards, and Procedures
Monitors and Metrics
Skills
Organizational Change Management
Infrastructure and Tools
Case Study Background
Company Background
Business Goals
SOA Governance Assessment and Planning
Setting the Vision
What Distinguishes the SOA Winners?
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