Monday Mar 17, 2014

SOA Governance Through Enterprise Architecture by Manuel Rosa and André de Oliveira Sampaio

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Abstract

The ownership cost of technology assets can, and usually does, become significant. The need to centralize, monitor and control the contribution of each technology asset becomes a paramount responsibility for most organizations.

In Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), it is vital to manage the service, the main component of this architectural strategy, and its components. The service's reuse benefits can easily be diminished without correct analysis of its dependencies and impacts.

Using Oracle Enterprise Repository as the central point of SOA artifacts' cataloguing makes it possible to obtain a holistic vision and develop synergies between different SOA assets, empowering their re-utilization and analyzing the impact on the organization caused by IT changes. When the SOA domain is considered, the issue of governance should therefore always come into play.

Although SOA governance and its tools are mandatory to achieve any measure of SOA success, their value still passes incognito in most organizations, mostly due to the lack of visibility and the detached view of the SOA initiatives. A number of problems jeopardize the visibility of these initiatives, primarily understanding and measuring the value of SOA governance and its contribution: SOA governance tools are usually inadequate for anyone outside of the technical domain (business analysts, project managers, or even some enterprise architects), and are especially harsh at the CxO level.

A governance strategy is fundamental for SOA and cannot be complete without a global enterprise architecture vision that provides mechanisms and tools to enrich the information required for application, process, and project portfolio management.

By creating a formal, common, representational model, a language (graphic and textual), and standard viewpoints, and by extending the basic capabilities of a SOA governance tool, we can leverage the information for a greater scope and number of analysis possibilities (e.g., time-based, dependency).

To tackle those challenges, Li


nk Consulting has brought Oracle Enterprise Repository's main functionalities and its own Enterprise Architecture Management System (EAMS) together in a full SOA governance + enterprise architecture solution. The Enterprise Architecture Management System - Oracle Enterprise Edition combines the architecture management solution with Oracle Enterprise Repository to deliver a product specialized for SOA governance. It gathers the best of two worlds (SOA and EA) in a solution that enables SOA governance projects, initiatives and programs, and provides an easier mechanism for exchanging information with the business, other operational areas and project management.

In this article, we describe how an organization can leverage the best EA and SOA governance practices and, with the help of adequate exploration and communication tools (like Oracle Enterprise Repository and EAMS), achieve and maintain the level of quality and visibility that is required for SOA and SOA governance initiatives. Read the complete article here.

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Tuesday Aug 07, 2012

Manuel Rosa – SOA Governance at EDP: A Global Energy Company @ SOA, Cloud & Service Technology Symposium 2012

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The International SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium is a yearly event that features the top experts and authors from around the world, providing a series of keynotes, talks, demonstrations, and panels, as well as training and certification workshops - all dedicated to empowering IT professionals to realize modern service technologies and practices in the real world.

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SOA Governance at EDP: A Global Energy Company

Energias de Portugal (EDP) ranks among Europe's major electricity and natural gas operators in the generation, distribution and trading industries. It's one of the largest players wind energy companies in the world, with more than tem million customers and twelve-thousand workers. In this session hear how an SOA Governance initiative is helping EDP to streamline integrations between systems, establishing a model that closes the gap between business and IT, reducing time-to-market and increasing IT asset reusability.

Information systems play a central role in supporting the business challenges energy companies are facing, as new businesses are developed, as the energy grid and the relationship with customers is changing at a faster pace. EDP operates in a sector where those challenges are particularly acute and where the appropriate SOA approach is of paramount importance. In this presentation we will talk about the challenges of the SOA Governance Program's definition and implementation, and how the initial plan and subsequent global SOA Governance Framework evolved through EDP's projects.

September 25, 2012 - 15:30

Manuel Rosa, began his career participating in Enterprise Architecture projects in Portugal, Brazil and Luxembourg, mainly focusing on Application and Business Architectures. In the last few years, he coordinated the development of the SOA Governance Programs and has also been responsible for various SOA Governance projects, in main Portuguese enterprises in the Telecom and Utilities' industries. He is currently SOA Governance practice leader as the SOA at Link Consulting.

He is also currently teaching assistant on the subjects of Enterprise Architecture I and II, for the POSI postgraduate degree provided by Intituto Superior Técnico, INESC and INOV in a one year program.

KEYNOTES & SPEAKERS

More than 80 international subject matter experts will be speaking at the Symposium. Below are confirmed keynotes and speakers so far. Over 50% of the agenda has not yet been finalized. Many more speakers to come. View the partial program calendars on the Conference Agenda page.

CONFERENCE THEMES & TRACKS

  • Cloud Computing Architecture & Patterns
  • New SOA & Service-Orientation Practices & Models
  • Emerging Service Technology Innovation
  • Service Modeling & Analysis Techniques
  • Service Infrastructure & Virtualization
  • Cloud-based Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Planning for Cloud Computing Projects
  • Real World Case Studies
  • Semantic Web Technologies (with & without the Cloud)
  • Governance Frameworks for SOA and/or Cloud Computing Projects
  • Service Engineering & Service Programming Techniques
  • Interactive Services & the Human Factor
  • New REST & Web Services Tools & Techniques

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