Gartner Research

Governance and Change Management for a Pace-Layered Application Strategy

Published: 17 April 2018

ID: G00338018

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton

Summary

Application leaders implementing a Pace-Layered Application Strategy need to differentiate governance by layer to fund the most important application work for the enterprise. IT's role is to facilitate the process and draw in the right business decision makers for each segment of the portfolio.

Table Of Contents
  • Segment the Portfolio by Rate of Change and Strategic Goals
  • Separate Work on Differentiating Applications and Create an Agile-/Product-Based Governance and Delivery Process
  • Convert Systems of Record Governance Processes to Agile
  • Free Up Money for Systems of Differentiation
  • Create a Venture-Capital-Like Fund for Systems of Innovation
  • Move Applications and Business Capabilities Between Levels as Business Conditions Change

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