Open Group's SOA governance ISO certified
Established in 2009, the vendor-neutral and technology-independent Open Group consortium's SOA Governance Framework has now become an official ISO standard. The framework provides guidance for companies to understand the importance of service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance and implement it in their own solutions.
To this end, the specification defines an SOA Governance Reference Model (SGRM) and an SOA Governance Vitality Method (SGVM) that is designed to assist companies of all sizes in adjusting the reference model and implementing it to suit their specific needs. SOA governance describes the activities and decisions that are made to regulate and control the architecture and to help companies establish them in a more controlled way and with reduced risk.
Another Open Group specification, the Service Integration Maturity Model, was approved as an ISO standard at the beginning of the year. It defines a process that allows companies to create roadmaps for the step-by-step introduction of SOAs within the company and across different company divisions.