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Engage the Business by Developing an Application Strategy Together

Published: 26 February 2015

ID: G00271789

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton

Summary

Application leaders struggling to satisfy demand from business colleagues can engage them more effectively to prioritize work by developing an application strategy together. An approach focused on business outcomes and eschewing technology discussions is most effective.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use the Business Context and Strategy, the Application Portfolio Assessment, the Project Portfolio Assessment, and the Organization's Application Principles as Inputs for the Application Strategy
  • Explain the Application Strategy in Terms of Business Capabilities to Be Delivered, to Retain the Interest of and Credibility With Stakeholders
  • Understand the Gaps and Overlaps in the Portfolio, and Derive Options for Achieving Business Outcomes
  • Continuously Socialize the Draft Strategy to Check Assumptions and Drive Consensus Among Stakeholders
  • Assess Your Current EA Program and IT Strategy to See Which Inputs Have Been Defined

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