Systems of Differentiation: Building Applications That Provide Competitive Advantage

Archived Published: 03 August 2012 ID: G00237026


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While not the largest part of the application portfolio in a Pace-Layered Application Strategy, systems of differentiation are arguably the most critical. They provide the unique capabilities that the business needs to compete and win.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Prepare to Get Fully Engaged With the Business
    • Organization and Governance Changes Are Required
    • Deployment Options in a Pace-Layered Application Strategy
    • Evaluate Options for Building Systems of Differentiation
    • Assemble a Platform as You Do Projects
  • Recommended Reading
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