Take Baby Steps for Balanced SOA Governance
By OTN ArchBeat on Sep 03, 2008
Writing in his ebizQ SOA in Action blog, Joe McKendrick quotes Forrester's Larry Fulton in making an important point about SOA Governance:
Successful SOA projects seems to have one thing in common -- they were developed on an incremental basis. The same principal extends to SOA governance itself, says Larry Fulton, senior analyst at Forrester Research. "You can really go too far too fast and end up with processes that are very overweight considering what you're really doing with them. An incremental approach is probably a good way to go. The big pitfall to avoid is building out a lot more governance than you need given where you are in your SOA journey."
In taking that incremental approach to avoiding "overweight" SOA governance, it's important to apply the right governance model. One of the posts I migrated from my old BEA blog addresses that issue:
The right SOA governance model for any organization depends entirely on the specific goals and the specific environment: available tools; skill levels; general level of SOA education, maturity, and commitment; and a plethora of other factors affecting the people, processes, and technologies involved in the SOA.
Read Joe's entire post: ebizQ Presents Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in Action Virtual Conference Blog