Application Portfolio Management for Small Enterprises

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Neglecting your portfolio leads to:

  • Unnecessary and high maintenance costs.
  • Misdirection between IT and the business.
  • Risks that cause more significant harm and cost to the business.

Rationalizing your application and showcasing their future direction:

  • Reduces cost, risk, and complexity facing both IT and the business.
  • Keeps stakeholders aligned with and informed on their applications.
  • Ensures IT leaders maintain their role as drivers of the business.

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 (APM).

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 Define goals and metrics.
  • Set short- and long-term goals and metrics.
1.2 Define application categories.
  • Set scope for applications.
1.3 Determine steps and roles.
  • Set scope for APM process.
1.4 Weight value drivers.
  • Defined business value drivers.

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 business capabilities.
  • List of areas of redundancy
2.3 Review outstanding data.
  • Plan to collect outstanding data

Module 3: Gather Application Information

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 end-user perspective.
  • End-user satisfaction scores for individual applications
3.3 Assess TCO.
  • TCO score for individual applications
3.4 Assess technical health.
  • Technical health scores for individual applications
3.5 Assess redundancies.
  • Feature-level assessment of redundant applications
3.6 Determine dispositions.
  • Assigned dispositions for individual applications

Module 4: Gather, Assess, and Select Dispositions

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 Prioritize initiatives.
  • Prioritized new potential initiatives.
4.2 Populate roadmap.
  • Built an initial portfolio roadmap.
4.3 Determine ongoing APM cadence.
  • Established an ongoing cadence of APM activities.
4.4 Build APM action plan.
  • Built an action plan to complete APM activities.

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