Application Portfolio Assessment - How to?

  • 23 March 2023
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What should be your next steps for implementing an Application Portfolio Assessment with LeanIX?


Step 1: Define the scope of the assessment

The first step in conducting an APA is to define the scope of the assessment. This involves identifying the applications and systems that will be reviewed to ensure they align with your organization's goals and objectives. With LeanIX, you can easily filter and group your applications based on various criteria, such as business owners, technology domains, or criticality.

Step 2: Collect and analyze data

Once you have identified the applications and systems to be assessed, you need to collect data on each application, including its usage, cost, complexity, and alignment with your organization's goals. The data can be collected from various sources, such as IT service management tools, spreadsheets, or application owners. Once you have gathered the data, you can use the LeanIX Application Portfolio Management module to analyze the data and generate insights.

Step 3: Identify opportunities for optimization

After analyzing the data, you should have a better understanding of how your applications align with your organization's goals and objectives. With LeanIX, you can identify redundant applications or those that are no longer useful to your organization. This will help you reduce your application portfolio and optimize your IT spending.

Step 4: Develop a roadmap

With the insights generated from the APA in LeanIX, you can develop a roadmap for action. The roadmap would outline the steps needed to optimize your application portfolio and align them with your organization's goals and objectives. The roadmap can include items such as application consolidation, retirement or replacement.

Step 5: Implement the roadmap

The final step is to implement the roadmap. LeanIX can help you track your progress and ensure that your efforts are aligned with your organization's goals.

Next steps:

After conducting an APA with LeanIX, you will be able to generate actionable insights to reduce costs, optimize your application portfolio, and align them with your organization's goals and objectives. However, it's worth noting that Application Portfolio Management is an ongoing process that requires continuous updates and adjustments. Therefore, it's essential to regularly review your application landscape and make changes as needed.

Discussion: What are some of the challenges you have faced when conducting an application portfolio assessment and how have you addressed them?


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