Open Group SOA Governance Framework Released

Being half Maltese I frequently go to Malta to visit family. During this visit the Open Group published their technical standard focusing on a SOA Governance Framework. I was the co-chair for the project that produced this material and I know how much hard work went into producing this.

This document describes a framework that provides context and definitions to enable organizations to understand and deploy SOA governance. There are three keys areas that are focused on:

SOA Goverance Framework

The definition and scope of SOA Governance, including its relationship between Business, IT, and EA governance; this assists organizations in understanding the impact that the introduction of SOA into an organization has on governance

Next we define an overall SOA Governance Reference Model (SGRM) and its constituent parts, which assists organizations in specifying their appropriate governance regimes; and capturing best practice as a basis for a common approach

Lastly we discuss the SOA Governance Vitality Method (SGVM) which assists organizations in customizing the SGRM and realizing their SOA Governance Regimen

This document is not intended to be used as provided; it is intended to be customized to create appropriate SOA governance for your organization.

In the near term we are hoping to submit this technical standard to the ISO group.