The answer is: Not as much as you might think
By Bob Rhubart-Oracle on Aug 19, 2008
In his post Do SOA Governance Tools Matter?, ebizQ blogger Joe McKendrick picks up on David Linthicum's recent podcast interview with Oracle SOA Governance expert and fellow OTN blogger Mike Stamback. Joe particularly focuses on Mike's assertion that technology has a limited role in successful SOA Governance:
This is an important statement, because one of the challenges I've been having in my own work and writings with SOA governance has been separating out the organizational aspects from the technical aspects. Earlier in my career, after doing some graduate work in public administration and also managing projects as editor and researcher (and later director) for the Administrative Management Society, I did a lot of exploration of issues around corporate governance, and the impact of such leadership on organizational strategy, vision, and day-to-day operations -- concluding that effective organizational governance makes all the difference between success and failure, between being a hidebound and overly risk-averse organization to one that is better able to adapt and innovate.
Read Joe's post: Big Picture Thinking: Do SOA Governance Tools Matter?