Effective Governance During SOA Lifecycle - Theory and Practice

  • George Joukhadar
  • Fethi Rabhi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 177)


This research provides a theoretical conceptualization of SOA governance aspects that can be used to assess SOA governance practices and provide guidance to improve them. The review of IT and SOA governance shows that there are conflicting claims and inconsistency in the literature concerning the role of SOA governance. Moreover, there is no empirical evidence on the implications of the governance frameworks used for SOA and how they are working in the most effective ways. As a result, there is confusion in practice as the issues of SOA governance have not been successfully addressed. Based on an extensive analysis of major governance frameworks, a comprehensive list of key SOA governance aspects is proposed. This research will focus on the assessment of the importance of SOA governance aspects by finding the role of the governance framework during the different activities of SOA lifecycle and outlining the discrepancies between theory and practice.


Service-oriented IT governance SOA governance SOA governance model Governance aspects Governance processes Service lifecycle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information Systems, Technology and ManagementUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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