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In a decentralized organization it is critical to manage the IT strategy on a global level while integrating legacy into the building of new IT systems driving business transformation. Here are 5 keys ...

In a decentralized organization it is critical to manage the IT strategy on a global level while integrating legacy into the building of new IT systems driving business transformation. Here are 5 keys to organize the decision process and transformation of your application portfolio.

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MEGA eBook - APM 3 - 5 keys to organize the decision process and transformation of your application portfolio MEGA eBook - APM 3 - 5 keys to organize the decision process and transformation of your application portfolio Presentation Transcript

  • 5 Ways to Organize theDecision Process and Planthe Transformation of yourApplication PortfolioHow you can revolutionize your applicationportfolio management initiatives to drive ITtransformationStep 3: Transformation© MEGA - September 2012
  • Recurring concerns In order to decide which actions to take on the "We need a method and a process to application portfolio, the CIO must: drive our IT asset transformation." –– Have a clear vision of the lifecycle of each application and its components "Our business has totally changed: –– Develop scenarios based on changes to it’s impossible to design our future lifecycles related to decisions made about IT landscape without assessing the applications (retirement, maintenance, etc.) existing one." –– Have the ability to sort through requested projects and decide which are most important "It is difficult to manage IT based on specific criteria (risks, costs, bu- siness value, etc.) strategy globally in a decentralized organization."eBook "Step 1" © MEGA - September 2012 2
  • 5 Ways to organize the decision process and plan the transformation of your application portfolio #1. Get a clear vision of the lifecycle of each application and its components. #2. Make relevant decisions with respect to business constraints, costs, and risks. #3. Define possible scenarios to plan the transformation of your application portfolio. #4. Compare transformation scenarios. #5. Manage change.eBook "Step 1" © MEGA - September 2012 3
  • Get a clear vision on the lifecycle of each#1 application and its components Existing applications and technology Evaluation of the application portfolio, which components need to evolve based on: defines priorities, has to integrate evolutions and transformations that are already planned. –– business projects –– technology changes –– maintenance requirementseBook "Step 1" © MEGA - September 2012 4
  • Make relevant decisions with respect to#2 business constraints, costs and risks Consolidating information about applications’ business and functional impact, as well as costs, ensures that relevant decisions are made Tolerate Innovate related to the business value and technology efficiency of the applications to be removed. Technical Cost Efficiency & & Safety Risk Eliminate Migrate ! Business ValueeBook "Step 1" © MEGA - September 2012 5
  • Define roadmaps to plan the#3 transformation of your application portfolio Each application has its own lifecycle, from –– What if this application was to be retired in 6 implementation to production to retirement. months/12 months/18 months? Transformation scenario analysis helps evaluate –– What if this application cannot be put into the impact of all potential options. You can then production for at least 3 months/6 months/ 8 answer questions like: months? Once you understand the impacts of options, it’s easier to make an informed decision.eBook "Step 1" Planification des initiatives de transformation © MEGA - September 2012 6
  • Compare transformation scenarios#4 Building transformation scenarios: –– lets you measure the impact of any change on costs, risks, business operations, and other important items. –– ensures that you’re making decisions adap- ted to your organizations ability to change. –– reduces both the technological and organiza- tional risks of any transformation.eBook "Step 1" © MEGA - September 2012 7
  • Manage change#5 To manage effective transformation of your By integrating APM into a conti- application portfolio you need to: nuous process, using a proven, spe- –– Define tangible objectives and measure ROI cialized software solution, CIOs can –– Implement a governance structure integrating different stakeholders (APM project team, have the modern governance tools enterprise architects, CIO, business applica- that they need. tion owners, …) with clear, defined responsi- bilities –– Implement the inventory collection and main- tenance process to get reliable and relevant information to make decisionseBook "Step 1" –– Organize the change management process © MEGA - September 2012 8
  • For additional steps, see:eBook: 4 ways to get asimple, organized view of yourapplication landscapeeBook: 5 ways to evaluate thecosts, risks, and technologyefficiency of your applicationportfolio© MEGA - September 2012 9
  • MEGA: A global leader inenterprise architectureVisit our website to learn moreabout our APM solutions:www.mega.com/apm© MEGA - September 2012 10