Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy: Governance and Change Management

Archived Published: 15 April 2011 ID: G00211809


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Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy allows different rates of change, depending on the type of application, providing slow change and high control for some, while a more agile and experimental approach for others. To get the whole benefit, you need to differentiate governance and change processes by layer.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Pace of Change, Change Control and Clarity of Requirements Drive Governance Needs
    • Existing Governance Usually Fits the Needs for Systems of Record
    • Managing Segmented Governance Processes for the Different Layers Requires a High Level of Application Organization Maturity
    • Layers Change at Different Rates, So Governance Processes Must Manage the Dependencies Between Layers
    • Use APM Processes to Govern Movement Between Layers
  • Recommended Reading
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