Gartner Research

How to Budget, Plan and Govern Application Rationalization

Published: 08 May 2014

ID: G00255811

Analyst(s): Luis Mangi, Matthew Hotle

Summary

Application rationalization is an intense, long-term transformation of business capabilities and supporting applications that requires strong governance and clearly assigned responsibilities. Application portfolio managers need to have governance right upfront to reduce risks and maximize benefits.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Build an Application Governance Process Based on Gartner's ITScore Model
  • Assign Leadership Responsibility to an Individual
  • Establish a Formal APM Process or Formal Links Between Application Rationalization, APM and Application Strategy
  • Establish a Funding Mechanism and Prioritization Process
  • Establish a Monitoring and Communication Process

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