There was substantial progress on the Practical Guide and Reference
Architecture projects. As a result, the Practical Guide project team
expects to have completed its work by the October 2009 conference, and
the Reference Architecture project team expects to complete its work by the
January 2010 conference.
The meeting also agreed a strategy for completion of the Company
Review of the SOA Ontology, in which substantial changes have been
The meeting came at the point when work on the SOA Governance
Framework had been completed. It agreed on themes to be included in a
press release for this standard.
(Work on The Open Group Service Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM)
project had been completed also. This is a project of The Open Group
Board, which the Work Group has been supporting, but not contributing to
The meeting discussed development of a body of tutorial material
based on the SOA Work Group deliverables. The major element of this
should be use of TOGAF for SOA, but sections on the Reference
Architecture and SOA Governance should be included also. The Hong Kong
conference (in October 2009) would be a good opportunity for delivery of
the initial version.
The joint meeting with the Security Forum discussed the comments made
in informal review of a draft chapter on Security for the SOA Source
Book. It agreed on a strategy for development of this chapter for
inclusion in the next edition of the Source Book, planned for April
2010. It also agreed that the material for this chapter should be
included in the Best Practice Guide to implementing effective security
in SOA environments that is the main deliverable of the SOA and Security
The final session of the SOA Work Group meeting reviewed the work of
the group overall. It noted that:
- The SOA Governance Framework had now been completed.
- The SOA Ontology was in Company Review, but substantive issues had
been raised that could require re-work of the document followed by a
- The SOA/TOGAF Practical Guide project was now proceeding with good
speed, with a prospect of completion by October 2009.
- The SOA Reference Architecture was making progress, and could be
expected to complete by January 2010.
- The SOA and Security project should deliver a chapter for the SOA
Source Book by the end of 2009, and completion of its SOA and
Security Guide could be expected in the first half of 2010.
- The Service-Oriented Infrastructure project is making progress,
and should complete in the first half of 2010.
- The Legacy to SOA Migration project has not made, and is not
It was agreed that Steering Committee should consider closing the
Legacy to SOA Migration project.
The SOA Work Group had been engaged in collaboration with members of
OASIS and the OMG that had resulted in publication of a joint paper:
Navigating the SOA Open Standards Landscape Around Architecture. This
explains and positions standards for SOA reference models, ontologies,
reference architectures, maturity models, modeling languages, and
governance. It was agreed that this fruitful collaboration should
The Work Group will also continue its ongoing collaboration with the
Architecture Forum, particularly as regards the SOA content of TOGAF 9.
Finally, the Work Group will collaborate with The Open Group's
newly-formed Cloud Work
Group, to address the application of the service
principle in cloud computing.