The Open Group

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 900 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries.

The mission of The Open Group is to drive the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow™ achieved by:

  • Working with customers to capture, understand, and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies, and share best practices

  • Working with suppliers, consortia, and standards bodies to develop consensus and facilitate interoperability, to evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies

  • Offering a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia

  • Developing and operating the industry’s premier certification service and encouraging procurement of certified products

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This Document

To be successful as a digital enterprise, each organization must make the shift away from traditional, technology-focused management practices to a product-centric Operating Model. This document describes a Digital Product-Centric Reference Operating Model for Digital from The Open Group that can be used to support organizations in continuously and holistically managing the value of Digital Products, while displacing older, siloed, technology-centric management models and practices.

Since this operating model pursues consistency and integration right across the organization, presenting an end-to-end product-centric kernel to support Digital Products and digital offerings, this document supports The Open Group vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™.

This document is The Open Group Guide to A Digital Product-Centric Reference Operating Model. It has been developed and approved by The Open Group.