Gartner Research

Agenda Overview for Application Strategy and Governance, 2015

Published: 06 January 2015

ID: G00270665

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton , Matthew Hotle

Summary

Most application organizations are not meeting business expectations for timely and cost-effective applications, putting their budgets and head count at risk. This agenda gives application leaders the tools to overhaul the organization and governance processes to regain the trust of the business.

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Analysis

Key Issues

  • What should an application strategy contain, and how should it be created?
  • How can application strategy and governance be segmented (pace-layered) to provide a range of options for stability versus agility?
  • How will disruptions from mobile, social, cloud and information trends impact application strategies and governance?
  • How should an organization evaluate and manage its application portfolio and investments in application projects?
  • What processes and tools should organizations use to manage financial decisions for their applications?
  • How can organizations build just-enough process frameworks, and assess and improve their application governance maturity?
  • How should organizations evolve, while building and managing staffing and skills, to meet changing application needs?
  • How can methods, such as consolidation, modernization and standardization, be used to rationalize application portfolios, and when should each be used to drive business value and IT cost savings?

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