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Application Delivery and Support Organizational Archetypes: The Software Factory

Published: 15 May 2009

ID: G00167531

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle , Susan Landry


The software factory is all about "slicing" a piece of work out of the development or maintenance cycle. It also requires explicit, not implicit, management of the "slice."

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Software Factory: A Description
  • The Four Pillars of a Software Factory
    • Relationship and Demand Management
    • Software Process
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Skills and Proficiencies
  • Advantages and Compromises
    • Advantages

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