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Designing the Application Organization: An Overview

Published: 25 April 2018

ID: G00350787

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle , Bill Swanton

Summary

Many application leaders ask us what the "right" structure is for their organizations. While there's no one answer to the question, we look at a set of archetypes and operating/delivery principles that should be used to determine what is optimum in a particular context.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Consider the Broader Context of Your Operating Model
  • Understand the Basic Design Structures and How They Function Within the Operating Model
    • The Silo
    • The System Integrator
    • How IT (and Applications) Are Perceived Also Matters
  • Choose a Hybrid Design When Appropriate

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