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Rationalize Your Application Portfolio

Establish an evergreen application portfolio management (APM) program to deliver the best possible return on investment.

When organizations consider application oversight a low priority and app portfolio knowledge is poor:

  • No dedicated or centralized effort to manage the app portfolio means no single source of truth is available to support informed decision-making.
  • Organizations acquire more applications over time, creating redundancy, waste, and the need for additional support.
  • Organizations are more vulnerable to changing markets. Flexibility and growth are compromised when applications are unadaptable or cannot scale.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • You cannot outsource application strategy.
  • Modern software options have lessened the need for organizations to have robust in-house application management capabilities. But your applications’ future and governance of the portfolio still require centralized oversight to ensure the best overall return on investment.
  • Application portfolio management is the mechanism to ensure that the applications in your enterprise are delivering value and support for your value streams and business capabilities. Understanding value, satisfaction, technical health, and total cost of ownership are critical to digital transformation, modernization, and roadmaps.

Impact and Result

Build an APM program that is ready for action and fit for size:

  • Understand your current state, needs, and goals for your application portfolio management.
  • Create an application and platform inventory that is built for better decision making.
  • Rationalize your apps with business priorities and communicate risk in operational terms.
  • Create a roadmap that improves communication between those who own, manage, and support your applications.

Rationalize Your Application Portfolio Research & Tools

1. Rationalize Your Application Portfolio Deck – A guide that helps you establish your core application inventory, simplified rationalization, redundancy comparison, and modernization roadmap.

Enterprises have more applications than they need and rarely apply oversight to monitor the health, cost, and relative value of applications to ensure efficiency and minimal risk. This blueprint will help you build a streamlined application portfolio management process.

2. Application Portfolio Management Diagnostic Tool – A tool that assesses your current application portfolio.

Visibility into your application portfolio and APM practices will help inform and guide your next steps.

3. Rationalize Your Application Portfolio Playbook – A template that builds your application portfolio management playbook.

Capture your APM roles and responsibilities and build a repeatable process.

4. Rationalize Your Application Portfolio Tool – A tool that stores application information and allows you to execute rationalization and build a portfolio roadmap.

This tool is the central hub for the activities within Rationalize Your Application Portfolio.

5. Application TCO Calculator – A tool to help you calculate TCO for applications in your portfolio.

Use this tool to compile the various costs of your applications.


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Application Portfolio Management

Support your ongoing business objectives with a rationalized application portfolio while remaining aligned with your current and future technology needs.

This course makes up part of the Applications Certificate.

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Academy: Application Portfolio Management | Introduction

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  • Course Modules: 6
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
  • Featured Analysts:
  • Ricardo de Oliveira - Research Director

Workshop: Rationalize Your Application Portfolio

Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Lay Your Foundations

The Purpose

  • Work with key corporate stakeholders to come to a shared understanding of the benefits and aspects of application portfolio management.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Establish the goals of APM.
  • Set the scope of APM responsibilities.
  • Establish business priorities for the application portfolio.

Activities

Outputs

1.1

Assess your current application portfolio

  • An understanding of your current application portfolio
1.2

Determine narrative

  • Current narrative for why we need to rationalize our application portfolio
1.3

Define goals and metrics

  • Set short- and long-term goals and metrics
1.4

Define application categories

  • List of application categories
1.5

Determine steps and roles

  • A list of steps and roles for your rationalization program

Module 2: Improve Your Inventory

The Purpose

  • Gather information on your applications to build a detailed inventory and identify areas of redundancy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Populated inventory based on your and your team’s current knowledge.
  • Understanding of outstanding data and a plan to collect it.

Activities

Outputs

2.1

Populate inventory

  • Initial application inventory
2.2

Assign to business capabilities

  • Alignment of inventory to business capabilities

Module 3: Rationalize Your Applications

The Purpose

Work with the application subject matter experts to collect and compile data points and determine the appropriate disposition for your apps.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Dispositions for individual applications
  • Application rationalization framework

Activities

Outputs

3.1

Assess business value

  • Business value score for individual applications
3.2

Assess technical health

  • Technical health score for individual applications
3.3

Assess end-user perspective

  • End-user satisfaction score for individual applications
3.4

Assess total cost of ownership

  • Assessed TCO for individual applications

Module 4: Populate Your Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Work with application delivery specialists to determine the strategic plans for your apps and place these in your portfolio roadmap.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Prioritized initiatives
  • Initial application portfolio roadmap
  • Ongoing structure of APM

Activities

Outputs

4.1

Review APM Snapshot results

  • A clear view of areas to focus on
4.2

Review Rationalization results

  • A view of recommended dispositions and priorities for your applications
4.3

Determine dispositions

  • Confirmed set of dispositions for your applications
4.4

Assess redundancies (optional)

  • Identified set of redundant applications
4.5

Determine dispositions for redundant applications (optional)

  • Dispositions for redundant applications
4.6

Prioritize initiatives

  • Prioritized new potential initiatives
4.7

Determine ongoing cadence

  • Established an ongoing cadence of activities

Rationalize Your Application Portfolio

Establish an evergreen application portfolio management (APM) program to deliver the best possible return on investment.

Analyst Perspective

You can’t outsource accountability.

Hans Eckman

Many lack visibility into their overall application portfolio, focusing instead on individual projects or application development. Inevitably, application sprawl creates process and data disparities, redundant applications, and duplication of resources, and it stands as a significant barrier to organizational agility and responsiveness. The shift from strategic investment to application maintenance creates an unnecessary constraint on innovation and value delivery.

With the rise and convenience of SaaS solutions, IT has an increasing need to discover and support all applications in the organization. Unmanaged and unsanctioned applications can lead to increased reputational risk. What you don’t know will hurt you.

You can outsource development, you can even outsource maintenance, but you cannot outsource accountability for the portfolio. Organizations need a holistic dashboard of application performance and dispositions to help guide and inform planning and investment discussions. Application portfolio management (APM) can’t tell you why something is broken or how to fix it, but it is an important tool to determine if an application’s value and performance are up to your standards and can help meet your future goals.

Hans Eckman
Principal Research Director
Info-Tech Research Group

What is application portfolio management (APM)?

Application Inventory
The artifact that documents and informs the organization of your application portfolio.

Application Rationalization
The process of collecting information and assessing your applications to determine recommended dispositions.

Application Alignment
The process of revealing application information through interviewing stakeholders and aligning to organizational capabilities.

Application Roadmap
The artifact that showcases the strategic directions for your applications over a given timeline.

Application portfolio management:

The ongoing practice of:

  • Providing visibility into applications across the organization
  • Recommending corrections or enhancements to decision makers
  • Aligning delivery teams on priority
  • Showcasing the direction of applications to stakeholders

Is this research right for you?

Research Navigation

Managing your application portfolio is essential regardless of its size or whether your software is purchased or developed in house. Each organization must have some degree of application portfolio management to ensure that applications deliver value efficiently and that their risk or gradual decline in technical health is appropriately limited.

Your APM goals

If this describes your primary goals

  • We are building a business case to determine where and if APM is needed now.
  • We want to understand how well-supported our business capabilities, departments, or core functions are by our current applications.
  • We want to start our APM program with our core or critical applications.
  • We want to build our APM inventory for less than 150 applications (division, department, operating unit, government, small enterprise, etc.).
  • We want to start simple with a quick win for our 150 most important applications.
  • We want to start with an APM pilot before committing to an enterprise APM program.
  • We need to rationalize potentially redundant and underperforming applications to determine which to keep, replace, or retire.
  • Start with Rationalize Your Application Portfolio.
  • We want to start enterprise APM, with up to 150 critical applications.
  • We want to collect and analyze detailed information about our applications.
  • We need tools to help us calculate total cost of ownership (TCO) and value.
  • We want to customize our APM journey and rationalization.
  • We want to build a formal communication strategy for our APM program.

Executive Summary

Your Challenge

Common Obstacles

Info-Tech’s Approach

  • Organizations consider application oversight a low priority and app portfolio knowledge is poor.
  • No dedicated or centralized effort to manage the app portfolio means no single source of truth is available to support informed decision-making.
  • Organizations acquire more applications over time, creating redundancy, waste, and the need for additional support.
  • Organizations are more vulnerable to changing markets. Flexibility and growth are compromised when applications are unadaptable or cannot scale.
  • Decision-making
  • Application portfolio management (APM) implies taking a holistic approach and compiling multiple priorities and perspectives.
  • Organizations have limited time to act strategically or proactively and need to be succinct.
  • Uncertainties about organizational value and fit prevent IT from successfully advising software decision-making.
  • IT knows its technical debt but struggles to get the organization to act on technical risks.
  • Attempts at exposing these problems rarely gain buy-in and discourage the push for improvement.

Leverage APM to drive application rationalization goals:

  • Think “low priority” over “no priority.”
  • Integrate these tasks into your mixed workload.
  • Create an inventory built for better decision-making.
  • Rationalize your apps by organizational priorities and communicate risks on their terms.
  • Create a roadmap that improves communication between those who own, manage, and support an application.
  • Build your APM process fit for size.

Info-Tech Insight: You can’t outsource strategy.

Modern software options have decreased the need for organizations to have robust in-house application management capabilities. Your applications’ future and governance of the portfolio still require centralized IT oversight to ensure the best return on investment.

APM can be even harder for small enterprises and siloed IT

#1 challenge small enterprise owners face in their use of technology:

Taking appropriate security precautions

24%

The costs of needed upgrades to technology

17%

The time it takes to fix problems

17%

The cost of maintaining technology

14%

Lack of expertise

9%

Breaks in service

7%
Source: National Small Business Association, 2019.

Having more applications than an organization needs means unnecessarily high costs and additional burden on the teams that support the applications. Especially in the case of small enterprises, this is added pressure the IT team cannot afford.

A poorly maintained portfolio will eventually hurt the organization more than it hurts IT. Legacy systems, complex environments, or anything that leads to a portfolio that can’t adapt to changing organizational needs will eventually become a barrier to organizational growth and accomplishing objectives. Often the blame is put on the IT department.

56% of small businesses cited inflexible technology as a barrier to growth

Source: Salesforce as quoted by Tech Republic, 2019.

APM comes at a justified cost

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The benefits of APM

APM identifies areas where you can reduce core spending and reinvest in innovation initiatives.

Other benefits can include:

  • Fewer redundancies
  • Less risk
  • Less complexity
  • Improved processes
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability

Create a balanced approach to value delivery

Enterprise Agility and Value Realization

Product Delivery Lifecycle (Agile DevOps)

Enhance enterprise agility by leveraging an Agile mindset and continuously improving your delivery throughput, quality, value realization, and adaptive governance.

Application Portfolio Management (We're here)

Transform your application portfolio into a cohesive service catalog aligned to your business capabilities by discovering, rationalizing, and modernizing your applications while improving application maintenance, management, and reuse.

Product Lifecycle Management

Align your product and service improvement and execution to enterprise strategy and value realization in three key areas: defining your products and services, aligning product/service owners, and developing your product vision.

The image contains a screenshot of the thoughtmodel: What Do We Mean by an Application Department Strategy.
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Every organization experiences some degree of application sprawl

Causes of sprawl:

Poor Lifecycle Management

Turnover & Lack of Knowledge Transfer

Siloed Organizational Units & Decentralized IT

Business-Managed IT (Shadow IT)

Mergers & Acquisitions

Problems with sprawl:

Redundancy and Inefficient Spending

Disparate Apps & Data

Obsolescence

Difficulties in Prioritizing Support

Barriers to Change & Growth

Application sprawl:

Inefficiencies within your application portfolio are created by the gradual and non-strategic accumulation of applications.

You have more apps than you need.

Only 34% of software is rated as both IMPORTANT and EFFECTIVE by users.

Source: Info-Tech’s CIO Business Vision

Build your APM journey map

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Application rationalization provides insight

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Review the value drivers of your applications

The image contains a screenshot of a value matrix.

Financial vs. Human Benefits

Financial benefits refer to the degree to which the value source can be measured through monetary metrics and are often quite tangible.

Human benefits refer to how an application can deliver value through a user’s experience.

Inward vs. Outward Orientation

Inward orientation refers to value sources that have an internal impact and improve your organization’s effectiveness and efficiency in performing its operations.

Outward orientation refers to value sources that come from your interaction with external factors, such as the market or your customers.

Info-Tech Best Practice

Replace organizational value and fit with your strategic enterprise goals or priorities. Use the value matrix to help identify value drivers and sources of value.

Increase Revenue or
Deliver Customer Value

Reduced Costs and Drive Efficiency

Enhanced Services

Reach Customers

Application functions that are specifically related to the impact on your organization’s ability to generate revenue and deliver value to your customers.

Reduction of overhead. How an application limits the operational costs of operational functions.

Functions that enable business capabilities that improve the organization’s ability to perform its internal operations.

Application functions that enable and improve the interaction with customers or produce market information and insights.

Understand the back end and technical health of your applications

Technical health identifies the extent of technology risk to the organization.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY/DISASTER RECOVERY

The degree to which the application is compatible with business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) policies and plans that are routinely tested and verified.

SECURITY

Applications should be aligned and compliant with ALL security policies. Are there vulnerabilities or is there a history of security incidents? Remember that threats are often internal and non-malicious.

MAINTAINABILITY (RAS)

RAS refers to an app’s reliability, availability, and serviceability. How often, how long, and how difficult is it for your resources to keep an app functioning, and what are the resulting continuity risks? This can include root causes of maintenance challenges.

ADAPTABILITY

How easily can the app be enhanced or scaled to meet changes in operational needs? Does the app fit within the organizational strategy?

INTEROPERABILITY

The degree to which an app is integrated with current systems. Apps require comprehensive technical planning and oversight to ensure they connect within the greater application architecture. Does the app fit within your enterprise architecture strategy?

Info-Tech Best Practice
Technical health represents the most important aspects and priorities for your enterprise technology. Adjust, merge, or replace these sample criteria to match your priorities and goals. For example, many teams are using SaaS and cloud readiness as technical health criteria.

Unfortunately, the business only cares about what they can see or experience.

Rationalization is your opportunity to get risk on the organization’s radar and gain buy-in for the necessary action.

End users provide valuable perspective

Your end users are your best means of determining front-end issues.

Data quality

To what degree do the end users find the data quality sufficient to perform their role and achieve their desired outcome?

Effectiveness

To what degree do the end users find the application effective for performing their role and desired outcome?

Usability

To what degree do the end users find the application reliable and easy to use to achieve their desired outcome?

Satisfaction

To what degree are end users satisfied with the features of this application?

What else matters to you?

Tune your criteria to match your values and priorities.

Info-Tech Best Practice

When facing large user groups, do not make assumptions or use lengthy methods of collecting information. Use Info-Tech’s Application Portfolio Assessment to collect data by surveying your end users’ perspectives.

Consider the spectrum of application cost

An application’s cost extends past a vendor’s fee and even the application itself.

LICENSING AND SUBSCRIPTIONS: Your recurring payments to a vendor.

Many commercial off-the-shelf applications require a license on a per-user basis. Review contracts and determine costs by looking at per-user or fixed rates charged by the vendor.

MAINTENANCE COSTS: Your internal spending to maintain an app.

These are the additional costs to maintain an application such as support agreements, annual maintenance fees, or additional software or hosting expenses.

INDIRECT COSTS: Miscellaneous expenses necessary for an app’s continued use.

Expenses like end-user training, developer education, and admin are often neglected, but they are very real costs organizations pay regularly.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Perceived value of the application related to its TCO.

Some of our most valuable applications are the most expensive. ROI is an optional criterion to account for the value and importance of the application.

Info-Tech Best Practice
The TCO assessment is one area where what you are considering the ”application” matters quite a bit. An application’s peripherals or software components need to be considered in your estimates. For additional help calculating TCO, use the Application TCO Calculator from Build a Rationalization Framework.

APM is an iterative and evergreen process

APM provides oversight and awareness of your application portfolio’s performance and support for your operations and value delivery to all users and customers.

Determine scope and categories

Build your list of applications and capabilities

Score each application based on your values

Determine outcomes based on app scoring and support for capabilities

1. Lay Your Foundations

1.1 Assess the state of your current application portfolio.

1.2 Determine narrative.

1.3 Define goals and metrics.

1.4 Define application categories.

1.5 Determine steps and roles (SIPOC).

2. Improve Your Inventory

2.1 Populate your inventory.

2.2 Align to business capabilities.

3. Rationalize Your Applications

3.1 Assess organizational value and fit.

3.2 Assess technical health.

3.3 Assess end-user perspective.

3.4 Assess total cost of ownership.

4. Populate Your Roadmap

4.1 Review APM Snapshot results.

4.2 Review rationalization results.

4.3 Determine dispositions.

4.4 Assess redundancies (optional).

4.5 Determine dispositions for redundant applications (optional).

4.6 Prioritize initiatives.

4.7 Determine ongoing cadence.

Repeat according to APM cadence and application changes

Executive Brief Case Study

INDUSTRY: Retail

SOURCE: Deloitte, 2017

Supermarket Company

The grocer was a smaller organization for the supermarket industry with a relatively low IT budget. While its portfolio consisted of a dozen applications, the organization still found it difficult to react to an evolving industry due to inflexible and overly complex legacy systems.

The IT manager found himself in a scenario where he knew the applications well but had little awareness of the business processes they supported. Application maintenance was keeping things operational, but there was little consideration given to business strategy.

As the business demanded more responsiveness to changes, the IT team needed to be able to react more efficiently and effectively while still securing the continuity of the business.

The IT manager found success by introducing APM and gaining a better understanding of the business use and future needs for the applications. The organization started small but then increased the scope over time to produce and develop techniques to aid the business in meeting strategic goals with applications.

Results

The IT manager gained credibility and trust within the organization. The organization was able to build a plan to move away from the legacy systems and create a portfolio more responsive to the dynamic needs of an evolving marketplace.

The application portfolio management initiative included the following components:

Train teams and stakeholders on APM

Model the core business processes

Collect application inventory

Assign APM responsibilities

Start small, then grow

Info-Tech’s application portfolio management methodology

1. Lay Your Foundations

2. Improve Your Inventory

3. Rationalize Your Applications

4. Populate Your Roadmap

Phase Activities

1.1 Assess your current application portfolio

1.2 Determine narrative

1.3 Define goals and metrics

1.4 Define application categories

1.5 Determine steps and roles

2.1 Populate your inventory

2.2 Align to business capabilities

3.1 Assess organizational value and fit

3.2 Assess technical health

3.3 Assess end-user perspective

3.4 Assess total cost of ownership

4.1 Review APM Snapshot results

4.2 Review rationalization results

4.3 Determine dispositions

4.4 Assess redundancies (optional)

4.5 Determine dispositions for redundant applications (optional)

4.6 Prioritize initiatives

4.7 Determine Ongoing Cadence

Phase Outcomes

Work with the appropriate management stakeholders to:

  • Extract key business priorities.
  • Set your goals.
  • Define scope of APM effort.

Gather information on your own understanding of your applications to build a detailed inventory and identify areas of redundancy.

Work with application subject matter experts to collect and compile data points and determine the appropriate disposition for your apps.

Work with application delivery specialists to determine the strategic plans for your apps and place these in your portfolio roadmap.

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Guided Implementation 1: Lay your foundations
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Guided Implementation 2: Improve your inventory
  • Call 1: Initiate inventory and determine data requirements.

Guided Implementation 3: Rationalize your applications
  • Call 1: Initiate rationalization with group of applications.
  • Call 2: Review result of first iteration and perform retrospective.

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  • Call 1: Initiate your roadmap and determine your ongoing APM practice.

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Hans Eckman

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