Gartner Research

How to Assess Your Current Applications Using Fitness and Value Review Processes

Published: 14 November 2012

ID: G00219750

Analyst(s): Luis Mangi , Jim Duggan, Darryl Carlton


Application fitness assessments answer the question, "How well does this application fit current and emerging business needs and technical requirements?" IT executives and their business counterparts can use this input to help prioritize IT investments and minimize cost and risk.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Evaluating Application Fitness
    • The Application Evaluation Process
    • Application Fit to Mission, Mandate or Process Need
    • Operational Risk Aspects of Fitness
    • Technical Risk Aspects of Fitness
    • Cost Aspects
  • Overall Health Rating and Associated Actions
    • Taking Action
    • Additional Cross-IT Fitness Review Initiatives
    • Application Portfolio and Application Strategy Initiatives
  • The Bottom Line

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