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Application Organization Design: The Software Factory

Published: 11 July 2012

ID: G00235322

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle


The software factory is all about slicing a segment of work from the development or maintenance cycle, and requires explicit, not implicit, management of the slice.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Software Factory: A Description
  • The Four Pillars of a Software Factory
    • Relationship and Demand Management
    • Software Process
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Skills and Proficiencies
    • Advantages and Compromises

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