If you research Organizational Design for Information Technology (IT), you will find a plethora of articles and models, many touting the latest version of “best practice,” and most detailing the difficulties of getting it right. Despite their best efforts, an optimal design seems just out of reach, and the majority will report less than stellar results, and very little improvement, if any, in productivity. Why? There are common barriers to effective Organizational Design that all IT groups face, and if they can be overcome, the chances of success are greatly enhanced.