Striking the Development Standardization Balance: Key Considerations

Striking the Development Standardization Balance: Key Considerations

In any organization with ambitions of growth, standardization is non-negotiable. Well implemented standards allow you to do everything in less time. That extra time is what you reinvest into growth activities.

Still, standardizing removes decisions from the individual and puts them in the hands of the organization, which can be harmful to employee creativity and self-drive. In situations where individual judgement creates inefficiencies and mistakes, standardization is a life-saver. In situations that require individual judgment, this is an impediment. Recognizing the difference is important, but hard.

Get this whitepaper for guidance on standardization strategy from software consultant Erik Dietrich and learn:

  • How the advantages and disadvantages of standardization can impact your organization’s productivity
  • What you can standardize on, when and to what extent when it comes to hardware, programming language & environment, developer tools, proprietary source code and collaboration processes
  • How to build a business case for standardization at your organization
  • How to avoid pitfalls when adopting standards

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