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A Primer on Application Ownership

Published: 13 May 2015

ID: G00277351

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden, Cathleen Blanton , Andy Kyte


Application ownership is a key success factor for an effective application governance process. However, there is no single owner. Application leaders should create application governance teams containing representation from the three stakeholder groups with a single chairperson.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Split the Whole Application Portfolio Into Six to Eight Application Domains
  • For Each Domain, Develop a Governance Structure That Engages the Three Key Stakeholder Communities
  • Assign the Specific Responsibility for Chairing Each of the Governance Teams to Individuals Who Will Be Able to Forge an Effective Working Relationship Among the Three Stakeholder Communities
  • Prepare Responses to Handle Objections

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