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SOA Governance: The key to successful SOA adoption in your organization by Todd Biske

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Service Lifecycle Management

The ability to enforce policies at run time is very important to SOA. In our example, the need to do this was introduced when the Center of Excellence determined that organizations managing the service must support up to three versions in production. Keeping in line with the definition of governance, the Center of Excellence recognized that the desired behavior was to support the changing needs of consumers while not overburdening the team providing the service. Remember, however, that governance is about people, policies, and process. In this case, the policy exists, but to ensure things are successful, appropriate processes must be put in place. This process is service lifecycle management.

Consider how our example ...

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