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How to Assess Your Current Application Portfolio Using Fitness and Value Review Processes

Published: 08 September 2016

ID: G00308031

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden, Luis Mangi, Bill Swanton

Summary

Application fitness assessments answer the question, "How well does this application fit current and emerging business needs and technical requirements?" Application leaders and their business counterparts can use this input to help prioritize IT investments and minimize cost and risk.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Use Cases for the Application Fitness and Value Review
  • Evaluating Application Fitness and Value
    • Application Context
    • The Application Evaluation Process
    • Relative Comparisons
    • Gartner Toolkit
  • Application Fitness Aspects and Indicators
    • Application Value and Fit to Mission or Process
    • Operational Risk
    • Technical Risk
    • Cost
  • Overall Rating of an Individual Application and Associated Actions
    • Application Portfolio and Application Strategy Initiatives
  • The Bottom Line

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