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Subject: Re: [soa-rm-ra] Groups - Thoughts on G&M (Thought on G&M.ppt) uploaded


The main point to resolve is whether policy sets the tone or the  
details or both.

When I did the governance write-up, I looked at policy as that  
statement expressing the common goals over which Leadership would  
exert direction.  In that context, policy management is the Leadership  
modifying the policy set to better express the goals or to express  
changes.  President Obama sets policy.

I introduced rules and regulations as the details that would leverage  
collected metrics and against which compliance could be assessed.  So  
to continue the example, I would say technical staff at EPA set rules  
and regualtions, not policy.

In some cases during ours and similar discussions, rules and  
regulations are also referred to as policies but then every possible  
identified condition becomes a policy.  I have seen this in a number  
of projects, and management becomes overrun.  For any "policy", I've  
begun to ask (1) how is compliance assessed, (2) who does the  
assessing, and (3) when is it done.  However, when everything is  
policy, the sinkhole still continues to grow.

My question is how do we contribute to a sane perspective that enables  
SOA rather than just go swirling down with everyone else.


On Apr 21, 2009, at 9:00 AM, robert.ellinger@ngc.com wrote:

> The document named Thoughts on G&M (Thought on G&M.ppt) has been
> submitted by Dr. Robert Ellinger to the SOA-RM Reference Architecture
> Subcommittee document repository.
> Document Description:
> View Document Details:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=32175
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