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How to Develop a Pace-Layered Application Strategy


As application leaders chart their course toward digital business and bimodal delivery, it is critical that they develop a strategy to get there. This research lays out how to build and execute a Pace-Layered Application Strategy to move your application or product portfolio into the digital world.

Published: 07 June 2017

ID: G00326118

Analyst(s): Luis Mangi Dennis Gaughan

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Nine Steps to Develop a Pace-Layered Application Strategy
    • Step 1. Engage the Business
    • Step 2. Define/Review the Business Capability Model
    • Step 3. Segment Business Capabilities
    • Step 4. Create an Application Inventory
    • Step 5. Associate Each Application/Product With the Business Capabilities It Supports
    • Step 6. Assess the Fitness and Value of Applications
    • Step 7. Define/Adapt the Governance Models to Fit Application Strategy Objectives
    • Step 8. Establish Connective Technologies to Deal With the Dynamics Across Layers
    • Step 9. Measure Regularly the Impact of the Strategy

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