Gartner Research

Funding Shared Infrastructure and Applications in IT Product Line Management

Published: 17 July 2017

ID: G00347202

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team

Summary

In this research, we answer the question "How are common areas such as infrastructure or ERP funded in a product line model?" One approach is to establish a consumption baseline for each product line using metrics — such as number of users, sites, and systems supported. This baseline can then be modified according to the changes anticipated at the systems level, in customer markets, or among vendors. The costs are aggregated into a single budget while retaining visibility into the cost to support individual product lines.

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Establish Demand Baseline Using Small Number of Metrics

Gather Information on Anticipated Changes That Affect Service Consumption

Aggregate Costs Across Product Lines into a Single Budget

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