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Introduction to IT Application Portfolio Management

Introduction to IT Application Portfolio Management

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  • 1. Application Consolidation
    • Purposes
      • To build a library of all applications
      • To create cross application awareness
      • To develop better tools for senior management
      • To augment APM initiative
    • Advantages:
      • Business development in Application Portfolio Management arena
      • Efficient portfolio management by using Application Score cards
      • Assistance in technical and functional enhancement
      • Reduction in inefficiency for resource transition and improved coordination among various applications
  • 2. ITPM : APM (Application Portfolio Management)
    • What is APM?
    • Metrics-based framework to evaluate IT assets
        • Non-discretionary costs
        • Architectural alignment
        • Business importance
        • Operational performance
        • Application and portfolio risk
        • Functional redundancy
  • 3. Application Categorization Utility Enhancement Frontier IT Cost Focus Business Payback Focus Major Advantage Focus High Contribution to Superior Corporate Performance or Business Objectives Foundation Infrastructure Payroll General Ledger Order Entry Customer Service E-Commerce Business Creation Low Supply Chain Management Customer Tracking Functional Enhancement User Empowerment Process Redesign Billing Utility Functions . . . . . . . .
  • 4. APM : Process
  • 5. Application Portfolio overview Risk Return
  • 6. TIME strategy of APM
    • T – Tolerate
    • If application is aligned with company strategy and cost effective
    • I - Integrate
    • If application is redundant or overlaps with another application but also serves some other functions
    • M – Migrate
    • If the application platform or technology can not be extended or continued for long
    • E – Eliminate
    • If the application is totally redundant, not aligned with business goals, technology or platform is obsolete or its not at all cost effective
  • 7. Application Score Card FORMAT PROFILING
  • 8. Thank You