Published: 11 June 2018
Analyst(s): CIO Research Team
In 2019, 75% of CIOs will have at least started to adopt product line management, which organizes IT resources around the way IT is consumed, rather than how it is produced. This model results in significant IT restructuring, so CIOs must prepare IT subfunctions to enable each product line.
Product Line Management Defined
IT Subfunctions Critical to Successful Product Lines
Table 1: Product Line Management at a Glance
How PMO Leaders Support Product Line Management
How to Adapt the PMO in a Product Line Model
Talent Enabler: Enable Devolved PMO Talent
Service Provider: Provide Targeted PMO Services
Orchestrator: Coordinate Crosscutting Product Line Workflows
Program Driver: Manage Crosscutting Projects, Programs and Portfolios
Promoter: Steward Product Line Transformation
Investment Steward: Update Investment Allocation Processes
How Applications Leaders Support Product Line Management
How to Adapt Applications in a Product Line Model
Devolve and Enable Applications Talent
Enable Crosscutting Product Line Coordination and Resourcing
Manage Crosscutting Applications
How EA Leaders Support Product Line Management
How to Adapt EA in a Product Line Model
Design Platforms That Enable Autonomous Product Line Delivery
Devolve the Ownership of Architectural Adherence to Product Lines
Make EA Guidance Easy to Apply
Improve EA Coordination and Engagement
Refocus EA on Crosscutting Product Line Opportunities
How Information Security Leaders Support Product Line Management
How to Adapt Information Security in a Product Line Model
Reassign the Ownership of Security Activities
Accelerate Coordination Between Information Security and Product Lines
Support Product Line-Aligned Security Staff
How Infrastructure Leaders Support Product Line Management
How to Adapt Infrastructure in a Product Line Model
Define Infrastructure Products According to Customer Needs
Create Engagement Mechanisms Between Infrastructure and Product Lines
Adapt Metrics to Include Utilization of Infrastructure Products
Prioritize Infrastructure Investments
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