Importance of SOA Governance

I was reading a Gartner press release on SOA risks. This report highlights some technical and organizational factors that can lead to SOA failure.

“Right level” of governance, and “right level” of service granularity is required for SOA success according to the press release. This again highlights the importance of A in SOA – you need architects to identify the “right levels” and the architect should architect the system with “right levels”.

In other words, the enterprise architecture with service-oriented characteristics is unique to each and every organization.

Among other risk factors, are the documentation and bad selection of components. These are simple factors that we always know that should be in place, but always overlooked. When selecting components, often politics and marketing hype play a bigger role than technical feasibility.

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