Three industrial models can co-exist in an IT organization :

  • Farm of Applications – for stable applications, where the drivers are: standardized processes & tools; service catalog & SLAs; and pooling of resources (industrial maintainer).
  • Development Factory – for dynamic applications undergoing frequent changes, where the drivers are: consolidation by technology for critical mass and pooling of resources; input / output standardization; re-use; and agility (technological accelerator).
  • Integrated Service Center – for integrated applications sharing strong functional dependencies, where the drivers are demand regulation; verticalization (extension of lifecycle activities up / downstream); release management; and integration (end to end integrator).

Specialized Operating Models are designed to deliver end to end performance at the speed business expects.