Learn Building Blocks of SOA Governance

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We've added a new book excerpt to IT Downloads that can help IT managers, developers, project managers and others understand the building blocks of governance so that they can implement a SOA governance system that works for their needs.


"SOA Governance: Governing Shared Services On-Premises and in the Cloud" collects proven industry practices for establishing IT governance controls that focus specifically on SOA and service orientation adoption. Written by several experts in the fields of cloud computing, IT governance and service-oriented architecture (SOA), this book provides a clear understanding of governance controls so that IT professionals can create their own custom SOA governance systems.


The excerpt, Chapter Six of the book, offers a high-level discussion of governance, its fundamental concepts, styles and scope. It also provides an outline of the basic building blocks of an SOA governance system:

  • Precepts, which include objectives, policies, standards and guidelines
  • People, who are responsible for making decisions within the boundaries of the precepts
  • Processes, or activities and other processes that support the system
  • Metrics, which provide information used to verify and measure compliance with precepts


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