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How to Build a Reuse Culture in the Development Organization

Published: 03 September 2013

ID: G00251151

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle


Organizations that want to reuse software or other development artifacts must build a culture of reuse in their organizations. The first order of business is developing a vision for reuse, followed by a set of key enablers that will foster the new practices and measure their benefits.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build a Culture That Demands Reuse
  • Create a Development Process That Makes Reuse the "First Option"
  • Create an Inventory of Reusable Artifacts and a Place to Put Them
  • Create Strong Quality Assurance/Quality Control Standards
  • Create a Set of Measures That Demonstrate the Value of Reuse
  • Create an Incentive Program to Reward Correct Behavior

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