Born from the investment portfolio perspective.Assessment is important for each item within its own lifecycle, but it is also important to evaluate each item in the context of all the other items and dominant internal and external forcesMoved into IT and project portfolio management about a decade agoIs becoming a mature discipline with many players providing software and servicesPMI has a whole discipline area
The product has features that fulfill business case requirements. List the high level features to be individually assessed.
Organization has existing (positive) relationship with vendor, product or technology or has client references to provide assessment of candidates ability to deliver.
When a solution is costed it includes two attributes; the initial cost of software, consulting and required infrastructure, and the ongoing costs of maintaining the software and infrastructure. Solutions can vary greatly within these two cost attributes. Ongoing costs should also include all HR related costs of running the solution from an operational perspective.
This is a care and feeding question. Does the solution require a great deal of care or is it self healing. The sustainability also includes the solutions ability to stay current to the organizations business and strategic needs. It is also important to consider internal acceptance of the solution(s).
Alignment includes many attributes, does the solution align with our current infrastructure, our current internal skills and knowledge, our current roadmap and our current strategy.
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Formative Activity 1<br />Think of all the major IT systems within your business...<br />Which one costs the most to;<br />Maintain (administer, fix bugs) ?<br />Provide help desk ?<br />Which one is the most recent release;<br />Do you know the business case for why ?<br />What business intelligence approaches provide insight into the health of your IT ?<br />Draw and label as much of the PPM bicycle as you can.<br />
<ul><li>Should be done as a manual practice before considering tools
Formative Activity 2<br />Write down the five areas that are scored within the assessment framework? Briefly describe each one.<br />Describe a situation where you may want to alter the scoring scale.<br />How are cost and sustainability similar?<br />List a number of attributes you would find in Alignment area.<br />Why is the do nothing option important to include in the assessment?<br />