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Use Concise Application Roadmaps to Keep All Stakeholders Informed and Engaged

Published: 05 May 2016

ID: G00275286

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


In the past, application roadmaps tended to be large, heavy and expensive to produce. In the future, every significant application should have a concise roadmap that provides a basic data sheet for all stakeholders.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Extend APM Beyond a Simple Inventory List
  • Apply Roadmaps to Both Individual Applications and Clusters
  • Composing a Concise Application Roadmap
    • The Business Domain That Has Responsibility for This Application
    • The Name of the Custodian of the Application Roadmap
    • A Brief Description of the Key Business Capabilities Supported by the Application
    • The Key Application Stakeholders
    • Where the Application Has Come From
    • Where the Application Is Now
    • Gap Analysis
    • Where the Application Appears to Be Heading at the Moment
    • Market Test
    • Future Decision Points
    • Bottom Line

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