Course Outline

What is SOA Governance?

  • Compliance to standards or laws
  • Change management
  • Ensuring quality of services
  • Managing the portfolio of services
  • Managing the service lifecycle
  • Using policies to restrict behavior
  • Monitoring performance of services

The SOA Governance issue

  • Governance appearing as SOA initiatives
  • A dynamic environment for services to interact
  • Encouraging reuse of services
  • Controlling how services interact with each other
  • The long-term ROI and manageability

Governance questions

  • Where they start on the governance ladder?
  • Governance as core feature of any SOA initiative
  • Establishing a timeline
  • Personnel training and operational procedures
  • Putting skills and procedures in place well ahead

SOA Governance Stages

  • First: realization that governance is needed
  • Second: governance improving business execution
  • Third: mixing technology & changes in behavior
  • Fourth: technology selection & implementation

Service Management

  • Design-time perspective
  • Run-time perspective
  • Repository of service for reuse
  • Services contained in heterogeneous platforms
  • Service-virtualization for run-time management of services

Critical governance components

  • Service registry service and an asset repository
  • Creating a "SOA Centre of Excellence”
  • Focusing on establishing SOA organizational guidelines
  • The organizational maturity
  • Agreed governance policies

SOA Governance tools

  • Real time monitoring of events
  • Failures in a BSM framework
  • Service-level instrumentation
  • Hooking into operational management systems
  • Virtualization as enabler to separate governance/service logic
  • Service virtualization managed by operational staff

Achieving governance

  • Measuring the goals for governance
  • The internal audit
  • Automating the audit

Developing core SOA governance

  • Why SOA technology stack has grown complex
  • Mixing between COTS & in-house
  • Justifying external consultants to help out
  • Figuring out which business we are really in

Roles and responsibilities involved in SOA Governance

  • Establishing a SOA Centre of Excellence
  • Enterprise-wide planning and assistance in execution
  • The roles of the SOA architect/governance architect
  • Solving potential conflicting interests
  • Ensure that governance guidelines are followed

Barriers to SOA governance

  • Not realizing the need for governance
  • Lack of Governance technologies
  • Lack of Service virtualizations

State of good governance

  • Interaction with external parties
  • Managing the business rules and BRE mgmt
  • Regulations for good governance
  • The agreements repository
  • Proactively embedding governance in the business
  • Governance by action rather than by statement
  • SLA monitoring to establish premium prices

Critical success factors

  • Start thinking about governance early
  • View governance as a moving target
  • Manage policies as entities with their own lifecycles
  • Choose a technology platform
  • The platform should address immediate governance needs
  • Future support as SOA infrastructure scales
  • Enforce service level agreements

Service virtualization

  • External configuration of encryption & routing
  • Authentication and schema validation
  • Transferring control from programmers to operational staff
  • Alleviating many of the SOA core pains
  • Avoiding services with internal policies
  • Technology and deployment neutral services

The 'dark path' in SOA

  • What if the service produces non-compliant data
  • Logging, tracking and auditing
  • Halting erroneous operations as they occur
  • Involving corrective business processes

Final thoughts and Conclusions

  • Greatest challenges with SOA
  • Critical aspects of SOA governance
  • Service reuse as a key benefit of SOA
  • The governance of reuse
  • Visibility, risk and control

Requirements

SOA Awareness

 14 Hours

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