Gartner Research

How to Adapt Product Line Management to Different Organizational Contexts

Published: 06 February 2018

ID: G00363687

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team

Summary

This research describes how each part of the IT function must change during the transition to product line management and highlights ways in which CIOs have tailored product line management to meet their organizations’ needs.

Table Of Contents

Defining Product Line Management

Product Line Management in Different Organizational Contexts

Complete Product Line Management

Benefits

Drawbacks

How Complete Product Line Management Works in Practice

The Model at a Glance

Business Relationship Management

The PMO

Applications

Applications and PMO-Enabled Cross-Cutting Talent Communities

Shared Infrastructure

Enterprise Architecture and Information Security

Enterprise Architecture

Information Security

Hybrid Product Line Management

Benefits

Drawbacks

How the Model Works in Practice

Comparing a Hybrid Approach to Complete Product Line Management

Business Relationship Management

The PMO

Applications

Both Functions Organize Communities of Practice

Shared Infrastructure

Architecture and Security

Product Line Management in a Decentralized Model

Benefits of Centralized and Decentralized Product Lines

Drawbacks

How the Model Works in Practice

Comparing a Centralized and Decentralized Product Lines to Complete Product Line Management

Product Line Selection

Business Relationship Management

The PMO

Applications

Infrastructure

Architecture and Security

Conclusion

About This Research

Recommended by the Authors

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