At the IT level, you should have a development standards group, and SOA governance should be established and reviewed in the same way as development standards (how your company reviews code, naming and testing standards, etc.) are established and reviewed. SOA governance should be beholden to the same rigor that development standards are subject to within an organization.
At the business level, a best practice for SOA governance is to establish a set of enterprise-level business processes that can be service-enabled. That way, SOA can drive not only adherence to standards, but the efficiencies of re-use as well.
More about SOA
Dig Deeper on SOA data services and architecture
Related Q&A from Jill Dyché
Is it better for companies to go with an enterprise-wide master data management (MDM) implementation or deploy MDM departmentally? Find out which ... Continue Reading
What’s the biggest BI problem companies keep running into? Overloading data at the expense of functionality, says an expert. Find out how to avoid ... Continue Reading
There’s a lot of confusion about agile business intelligence (BI). Get an expert’s take on what agile BI really is and if it’s a valid BI development... Continue Reading