SOA Governance Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction:A Services Approach|
|Benefits of SOA|
|What Goes Right?|
|What Goes Wrong?|
|Introduction to 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|
|Processes to be Governed and ESB Services Processes|
|Principles, Policies, Standards, and Procedures|
|Monitors and Metrics|
|Organizational Change Management|
|Infrastructure and Tools|
|Case Study Background|
|SOA Governance Assessment and Planning|
|Setting the Vision|
|What Distinguishes the SOA Winners?|