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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

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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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