Building a Service Catalog

Now that you’ve got a fundamental organization in place for your repository, consider the next step. A service catalog is a common aspiration for enterprises. It’s typical for a CTO to look out across the organization and see many teams that have similar needs—an RDBMS here, a reverse proxy there—but the teams all address them differently. These differences are sometimes essential, but in many cases they are not; they’re just the outcome of a different group of people having different preferences. The unnecessary differences add friction to the organization’s progress and knowledge transfer. So, the tried-and-true answer to this, which works with varying potency, is a service catalog that prescribes sanctioned ways ...

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