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Seven Keys to Global Application Deployment

Published: 25 June 2015

ID: G00278326

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden , Andy Kyte


A global application deployment is a major effort that few client management teams have experience with. Application leaders must create a global ecosystem to support the long-term viability and effectiveness of their implemented solutions. We share seven keys to increase the chances of success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define and Measure the Desired Business Outcomes
  • Define Success by Focusing on Long-Term Value
  • Develop the Governance Mechanisms Necessary for a Global Application
  • Design and Deliver the Appropriate Level of Local Adaptability
  • Manage the Operating Cost Implications for Emerging Economies
  • Establish a Strong Central PMO to Coordinate Plans for All Contributing Projects
  • Create Simple, Clear and Effective Two-Way Communications With All Stakeholders

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