1. The "Pre-consumption view" by Dan Froody from Progress software. This view is interesting because it takes a blend of the staging and production stage and sticks it between the two in his view of the SDLC.
In a traditional SDLC, you can broadly say there are two phases:
*Pre-production (design, development, QA, etc.)
*Production (deployment, operation, etc.)
In a SOA lifecycle, though, there's a new lifecycle phase which fits between these: I call it pre-consumption.
What is pre-consumption? It's a hybrid of pre-production and production - part of what's being built is in production (some of the services) and part is in pre-production (some of the consumers):
*To service providers pre-consumption looks like part of their production phase since their services are complete and operating in production.
*To service consumers pre-consumption looks like part of their pre-production phase since their consumer application is still being built
2. The "Same as the general SDLC" view by AmberPoint. It's hard to go wrong with Occam's razor.
3. The "Same as the general SDLC, but with fluffier names" IBM view.
Model, Assemble and Deploy phases of the SOA Lifecycle is essential and referred to as Service Lifecycle Management. Service Lifecycle Management is broken into 2 facets:
*Service Development and Delivery Management
*Infrastructure and Management in Support of SOA
Bonus: IBM has also come up with a Service Lifecycle Management view to complement it's SOA lifecycle view:
Service Lifecycle Management: SOA governance applied to software delivery
4. Wikipedia's view: I considered not including this. Most of this view is from one editor, and the article is still maturing. However, it's an interesting perspective.
The SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Lifecycle is a model that is intended to illustrate relationships and dependencies between various independent lifecycles that comprise a mature, enterprise SOA program. To be clear, this model encompasses many SOA conceptualization, planning, development, deployment and support paradigms and is not strictly confined to a Service Lifecycle. In other words, the full SOA Lifecycle supports all aspects of an enterprise SOA program - not just the development of services.
5. Miko Matsumura's view. This is interesting because it makes a clean break with the SDLC; In this perspective, The first stage of the SOA lifecycle starts after the last phase of the SDLC is wrapped up.
*Design time, when the services are put together to form a business application
*Runtime, when the SOA implementation goes to work and the business activity begins
*Change time, when the inevitable alterations are made as business requirements change to take advantage of the agile promise of SOA
Also: Check out the 4 Tenets of SOA