Gartner Research

Application Strategy and Governance Primer for 2017

Published: 11 January 2017

ID: G00318233

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden , Dale Vecchio , Mike Gilpin , Bill Swanton , Matthew Hotle , Paolo Malinverno


Application leaders face disruption to their organizations as they shift to digital business. Pursuit of a Pace-Layered Application Strategy, bimodal delivery, cloud deployment and the provision of successful APIs requires a clear strategic framework and strong governance.

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  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can you shift from managing project portfolios to managing product portfolios in order to accelerate adoption of agile and bimodal methods and deliver business value more quickly?
    • How can you take advantage of APIs for the execution of digital strategies?
    • How should you transform your approach to application strategy and governance to reflect the increasing proportion of software investment that is driven by digital business?
    • How can you manage your application portfolio as an asset and optimize it to support digital business initiatives?
    • How must application organizations renovate their core portfolio to meet the needs of digital business?

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