Gartner Research

Make a Balanced Application Portfolio a Priority

Published: 21 February 2017

ID: G00323307

Analyst(s): Gregg Pessin


HDO application portfolios become bloated, expensive and irrelevant when they are misaligned with business drivers and operational requirements. Healthcare provider CIOs can re-establish relevance and balance using proven Gartner methodologies.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • How Application Portfolios Fall Out of Balance
    • Business Expansion
    • Uncontrolled Purchasing Rights
    • No Enterprise Architecture Practice
  • Balancing the Current Portfolio
    • Step One: Inventory and Assessment
    • Step Two: Rationalization and Intake Control
    • Step Three: Maintaining the Portfolio Balance
  • Conclusion

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