Flip the script
Translate your technical pain points with your applications into value-add opportunities with your business capabilities.
Align and assess
Draw out the alignment between applications and capabilities. Assess applications on key risk indicators.
Visualize and influence
Showcase how applications, and their backend, relate to and impact specific business capabilities. Make the case for application portfolio transformation.
Application Portfolio Snapshot
Speak the right language
Key decision makers rarely react to issues when they are expressed in technical terms, such as technical debt, maintainability, and architectural fit. Application portfolio transformation must speak to supporting established business goals.
Speak to what resonates
Key decision makers also overlook initiatives that emphasize improving an application. The experienced value must be expressed as the improvement to their business capabilities the application supports.
Start small and gain momentum
You’re not going to gain buy-in for detailed application discovery overnight. Conduct and visualize a high-level analysis to garner interest and build momentum.
Provide Context & Determine Narrative
List IT and business pain points, business goals, and technical objectives.
Produce Business Capability Model
Provide existing business capability model, use Info-Tech’s Reference Architecture, or adapt Info-Tech’s Reference Architecture.
Align Applications to Capabilities
Provide list of applications and enter applications and capabilities into alignment matrix.
Review application key risk indicators and scoring model. Evaluate applications on key risk indicators.
Build Portfolio Snapshot
Build Application Portfolio Snapshot and Executive Presentation.