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Designing the Application Organization: An Overview

Published: 21 November 2014

ID: G00264306

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


Many applications leaders ask us what the "right" structure is for their organizations. While there's no one answer to the question, there are a set of archetypes and operating/delivery principles that can be used to determine what's optimum for a particular organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Operating and Delivery Models First
  • Know the Archetypes
    • The Silo
    • The System Integrator
    • The Software Factory
  • Examine a Hybrid Option
  • Bottom Line

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