Look to Tragedy of the Commons for Application Portfolio Guidance

Archived Published: 28 October 2014 ID: G00263845

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Business and application leaders seeking to address a bloated application portfolio can look to decades of research in a well-known economic dilemma — The Tragedy of the Commons — for some guidance.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Clearly Define Boundaries
    • Congruence Between Appropriation and Provision Rules and Local Conditions
    • Collective-Choice Arrangements
    • Monitoring
    • Graduated Sanctions
    • Conflict-Resolution Mechanisms
    • Summary
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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