Modular Organization

A modular organization is one in which different functional components are separated from one another, a technique adopted from software engineering. This is in contrast to a composite organization in which there is no separation between functions. Modular organization is also distinct from hierarchical organization. Modular organization is chiefly concerned with the horizontal design of a system whereas hierarchical organization involves a consideration of the vertical nature of the design. Thus, each level in a hierarchical system may be sub-divided into functionally-distinct modules.

Architectures having this agent property include:

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