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Designing the Application Organization: The Silo

Published: 21 November 2014

ID: G00271078

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton , Jim Duggan, Matthew Hotle


Application leaders seeking to tightly engage each application team with the business leader it supports use the silo organization model, but they must be careful to establish cross-silo standardization to avoid inconsistency and redundancy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Examine the Four Pillars of a Functionally Siloed Organization
    • Relationship and Demand Management
    • Work Process
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Skills and Proficiencies
    • Advantages and Compromises

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