Alan Mac Neela

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What makes a great application owner?

Alan Mac Neela March 1, 2013
Application owner or application product manager roles are increasingly common in many organizations and these roles play a critical part in application rationalization efforts. Organizations fill these roles with staff from a diverse range of backgrounds including enterprise architecture, business analysis, application development and business operations.  In some cases, it is not a discrete role, rather […]
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When Does Standardization Make Sense?

Alan Mac Neela January 28, 2013
Standardized IT systems can appear to make a lot of sense – standardization can be cost efficient, aligned with industry approaches and can help promote re-use.  However, the business advantages standardization yields can be easily replicated by competitors.  So what are the trade-offs and when does it make sense to choose standardization? Standardization is typically […]
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