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Taking on Application Rationalization's 'Wicked Problem' of Getting Business Engagement

Published: 04 May 2015

ID: G00277296

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden, Matthew Hotle

Summary

Application rationalization initiatives must have active business leadership. However, engaging the business is a challenge for most application leaders. This research provides several strategies to encourage such engagement.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Recognize "Wicked Problems" as Defying Conventional Approaches
  • Make Sense of Wickedness by Harnessing the Emotional and the Logical
  • Choose the Best-Suited Strategy From the Five Basic Models for Gaining Business Engagement
    • Application Rationalization Occurs by Fiat
    • If They Won't All Play, Maybe Someone Will
    • Where There Is Agreement, Go Forward
    • Two (or More) Are Better Than One
    • Everyone Else Is Doing It

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