Create and deliver personalized experiences across digital properties at scale
Build engaging websites with intuitive web content management
Leverage a complete UI toolbox for web, mobile and desktop development
Build, protect and deploy apps across any platform and mobile device
Build mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone
Rapidly develop, manage and deploy business apps, delivered as SaaS in the cloud
Automate UI, load and performance testing for web, desktop and mobile
Host, deploy and scale Node.js, Java and .NET Core apps on premise or in the cloud
Optimize data integration with high-performance connectivity
Automate decision processes with a no-code business rules engine
Transform your businesses in order to survive in a completely digitized and connected world driven by software innovation.
Globally scale websites with innovative content management and infrastructure approaches
Content-focused web and mobile solution for empowering marketers
Faster, tailored mobile experiences for any device and data source
UX and app modernization to powerfully navigate today's digital landscape
Fuel agility with ever-ready applications, built in the cloud
An article in the Wall Street Journal today on approaches to IT Outsourcing (The Goldilocks Strategy) has definite parallels to what I've seen with SOA Governance.
The article talks about an organization which first moves to outsourcing with a very loose contract, and ends up failing (poor service, mistrust, etc.). Then, they move to an airtight contract that lays out every last detail. But as their business changes, the rigid contract creates issues that result in... you guessed it: poor service and mistrust. So, they finally switch their approach to one that's much more hand's on to build trust between their organization and the outsourcer, allowing them to more easily adapt to changing business climate... and they end up with a very successful IT outsourcing strategy.
The same parallel hold true for most SOA Governance initiatives. Either there's none, or it's too overbearing (automated, rigid, and inflexible) - creating the exact problems that governance is intended to fix. Moving from web services to REST? "Sorry, our governance approach doesn't allow for that."
The right solution is often one that has little to do with tools, technologies, contracts, or mandates but instead is heavily based on the enterprise architecture team building a strong personal relationship with the rest of the organization.
View all posts from dan foody on the Progress blog. Connect with us about all things application development and deployment, data integration and digital business.
Copyright © 2016, Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
All Rights Reserved.
Progress, Telerik, and certain product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. See Trademarks or appropriate markings.