The paper suggests a framework advocating an integrated approach to software development stipulating
the interconnection between Design, Organization and Business value networks (DOB). These three focus
areas span collaborative development processes applying a range of facilitating tools, including
distributed knowledge management product state models. The paper draws upon a series of discussion
with Scandinavian IT Group (SIG). With an interest in how performance in their new organization
develops SIG invited the research group to study measures of organizational performance and the use and
effect of knowledge management tools in software development. The paper does not represent the
viewpoint of SIG but outline our framework and major research questions.