Application Portfolio Assessment - 101 Praba Siva Blog.prabasiva.com
Define the definitions <ul><li>What is an application? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a component? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a ...
What is an application? <ul><li>Application or system is a solution implements one or more core or non core business proce...
What is a component? <ul><li>A significant solution piece implemented within  AN  application </li></ul>
What is a service? <ul><li>A solution or set of solutions received by internal or external service provider (SaaS, ASP, Ho...
What is a tool? <ul><li>A significant solution piece implemented and used by  multiple  applications </li></ul>
What is an utility? <ul><li>A set of solution used to perform internal IT function (like demand or project management) </l...
Fine tune it <ul><li>Fine tune the definition or/and redefine it (whatever makes sense for your organization) </li></ul><u...
Don’t try to boil the ocean!! <ul><li>Make it simple..  </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize the current IT landscape to the defin...
Application Portfolio Assessment <ul><li>Analyze the application based on the business processes and study the over laps <...
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Application Portfolio Assessment - 101

  1. 1. Application Portfolio Assessment - 101 Praba Siva Blog.prabasiva.com
  2. 2. Define the definitions <ul><li>What is an application? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a component? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a service? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a tool? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a utility? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is an application? <ul><li>Application or system is a solution implements one or more core or non core business process of an organization. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a component? <ul><li>A significant solution piece implemented within AN application </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a service? <ul><li>A solution or set of solutions received by internal or external service provider (SaaS, ASP, Hosting, etc) </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is a tool? <ul><li>A significant solution piece implemented and used by multiple applications </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is an utility? <ul><li>A set of solution used to perform internal IT function (like demand or project management) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fine tune it <ul><li>Fine tune the definition or/and redefine it (whatever makes sense for your organization) </li></ul><ul><li>Tool could be a service for some organization and current service definition may not require for some organization </li></ul><ul><li>Application can be defined based on the financials too (SAP Internal Order number or General Ledger #) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Don’t try to boil the ocean!! <ul><li>Make it simple.. </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize the current IT landscape to the definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Create a clean list of applications, components, services, tools, utilities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Application Portfolio Assessment <ul><li>Analyze the application based on the business processes and study the over laps </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the multiple applications supporting the same business process with corresponding stakeholders </li></ul>

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