A lifecycle approach to SOA Governance

T.G.J. Schepers, Maria Eugenia Iacob, Pascal van Eck

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    Due to the distributed nature of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), maintaining control in a SOA environment becomes more difficult as services spread over different lines-of-business. The concept of SOA governance has emerged as a way to implement control mechanisms in a SOA. In this paper we identify a lifecycle based approach for executing SOA governance. This approach consists of defining a SOA strategy, aligning the organization, managing the service portfolio, controlling the service lifecycle, enforcing policies and managing service levels. By incorporating a maturity model in this approach, it is possible to minimize the required effort while still having sufficient governance. From a series of interviews that have been carried out we could conclude that most current SOA projects - although relatively limited in their scope - raise governance issues that need to be addressed to prevent future problems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSAC '08
    Subtitle of host publicationThe 2008 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil - March 16-20, 2008
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherACM Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-753-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2008 - Fortaleza, Brazil
    Duration: 16 Mar 200820 Mar 2008
    Conference number: 23


    Conference23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2008
    Abbreviated titleSAC
    Internet address


    • METIS-251621
    • EWI-12165
    • SCS-Services
    • IR-64697


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