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Determining the Number of IT Product Lines a Product Line Manager Should Own

Published: 22 June 2017

ID: G00347197

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


In this research, we answer the question "How many IT product lines should I give to one product line manager?" Product line managers face three constraints when it comes to creating their individual portfolios. One, their portfolio often consists of varied and sometimes divergent activities that are both strategic and operational in nature. Second, the overall maturity level of the product line management model affects the way work gets done within product lines. And third, the product line itself is a major factor since strategic product lines may be too important to group with others.

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1. Varied and Divergent Activities in the Portfolio

2. Maturity of IT Product Line Management Model

3. Nature of the IT Product Lines and the Way Product Lines are Grouped

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