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How to Use Pace Layering to Develop a Modern Application Strategy

Published: 08 December 2010

ID: G00208964

Analyst(s): Yvonne Genovese , Dennis Gaughan , Valentin Sribar , Jim Shepherd


Pace layering is a new methodology for categorizing applications and developing a differentiated management and governance process that reflects how the applications are used and their rate of change.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • The Uncomfortable Conversation Between IT and the Business Leaders
  • What Are Pace Layers?
  • Pace Layered Applications
  • Classifying Applications into Pace Layers
  • Developing a Governance Strategy to Avoid Chaos
  • Pace Layering Complements ITScore for Application Organizations
  • Establishing Process and Data Integrity Requirements at Each Layer
  • Connective Technologies Required to Integrate Process and Data Among Layers
  • Recommendations and Next Steps

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