Sunday, February 01, 2009

2009-02-01 Sunday - Reading New SOA Governance Book

I received a copy of the new IBM Press book from Pearson Education over the weekend: SOA Governance, Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility, by William A. Brown, Robert G. Laird, Clive Gee, Tilak Mitra.

I will publish a review of this book in the near future...

Here's the chapter outline:

Introduction: A Services Approach

Chapter 1: Introduction to Governance

Chapter 2: SOA Governance Assessment and Planning

Chapter 3: Building the Service Factory

Chapter 4: Governing the Service Factory

Chapter 5: Implementing the SOA Governance Model

Chapter 6: Managing the Service Lifecycle

Chapter 7: Governance Vitality

Chapter 8: SOA Governance Case Study

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: References

As I did a quick read through the book, I was interested in learning about the background of the authors, and came across the following links that may be of interest: has a preview avaialble of Executing SOA, A Practical Guide for the Service-Oriented Architect, by Norbert Bieberstein, Robert G. Laird, Dr. Keith Jones, and Tilak Mitra.

Executing SOA: An Interview with Robert Laird and Tilak Mitra

While I have not yet read Todd Biske's book on SOA Governance, I have been an avid reader of his blog writing, and I would say that his thoughts on SOA Governance are more in line with what seems practical to my way of thinking.

Todd's book has two additional points of merit that should be given weight:

1) The publisher is Packt Publishing - known for producing some excellent titles in recent years.

2) David Linthicum's review of the book on

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