In yesterday's post I mentioned experiencing some confusion about a point David Linthicum made in his post Too Much Focus on SOA Governance…Not Enough on Architecture. In a post today, David offers this clarification:
SOA governance is indeed a part of SOA, just as governance is a part of enterprise architecture. In my way of thinking I'm really morphing all of those things together, in essence defining SOA as architecture, and architecture as holistic to the enterprise. SOA governance is a set of behaviors and disciplines with supporting technology that is powerful in the context of architecture.
David's point about SOA as architecture is absolutely essential, as is his point about the role of SOA governance. I'm no longer confused.
Now, maybe David can explain the stock market to me...
Read his David's entire post: More on SOA Governance and Architecture