The following are some of the best practices for SOA Portfolio management:
a. Align SOA portfolio along lines of business and shared services and ensure a tight alignment between business and IT.
b. Promote and institutionalize reuse.
c. Centralize the creations of standards, policies and reference templates.
d. Select technology vendors who adhere to industry standards and best practices.
e. Leverage service registry and service repository.
This was first published in May 2008