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Service Lifecycle Governance with IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Advanced Lifecycle Edition

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 28 September 2009, updated 13 November 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738433403
ISBN-13: 9780738433400
IBM Form #: SG24-7782-00

Authors: Thomas Bailey, Ben Briden, Vincenzo Giuliano and Ian Shore

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    The purpose of service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance is to act as the catalyst between business governance and IT governance by ensuring optimal business value for services investments. Within SOA governance, there is service governance, which ensures that organizations build the right services, in the right way, at the right time, and then manage and reuse those services effectively. Service governance does this by overseeing the processes of proactively identifying, assessing, building, and managing high-value business services, those services that provide the greatest return on investment. Service governance requires a federated, end-to-end approach to service lifecycle governance and management, including knowing what needs to be strictly governed and where a lighter touch is more appropriate.

    As SOA evolves to be a fundamental and critical enabler for other efforts, such as IBM® Smarter Planet and Cloud Computing initiatives, it becomes more imperative to ensure quality SOA and service governance capabilities. These capabilities drive discipline and value for other areas, such as the governance of provisioning of assets, impact analysis, and asset/service portfolio management.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication identifies the key functions and capabilities that are required for service governance based on field best practices and client scenarios. This expertise gives IBM the ability to deliver higher business value to our clients in more consumable ways and value that is fit for purpose delivery methods that match the way our clients operate.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. SOA service governance

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Architectural overview

    Chapter 3. Scenario overview

    Chapter 4. JKHL Enterprises scenario overview

    Part 2. Top-down scenario

    Chapter 5. Defining the business requirements

    Chapter 6. Elaboration and review of business requirements

    Chapter 7. Release specification

    Chapter 8. Defining Service Level Agreements

    Chapter 9. Release development

    Chapter 10. Application staging

    Chapter 11. Production deployment

    Part 3. Other scenarios

    Chapter 12. Bottom-up scenario

    Chapter 13. Endpoint management

    Chapter 14. Service Level Definition management

    Chapter 15. Reporting

    Appendix A. Configuring the tooling used in the scenarios

    Appendix B. Additional material


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