Gartner Research

2018 Strategic Roadmap for Application Strategy

Published: 15 June 2018

ID: G00351631

Analyst(s): Deacon D.K Wan , Thomas Klinect , Bill Swanton

Summary

Digital transformation poses significant challenges for enterprises. Application leaders must create a roadmap for modernizing legacy applications, build an ecosystem to connect new business and reshape IT to implement continuous delivery.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Future State
    • Application Teams Are Able to Meet Emerging Needs
    • Business and IT Can Quickly Evolve the Application Portfolio
    • Application Teams Expose APIs to Enable Comprehensive Ecosystems
    • Application Teams Embrace Continuous Modernization
    • IT Budgeting Evolves to Support Product-Based Funding
  • Current State
    • Application Teams Are Unable to Handle New Digital Transformation Demands
    • Waterfall Processes Are Slow, Rigid and Inefficient
    • Years of Uncoordinated Projects Have Fragmented the Application Portfolio
    • Technical and Business Fitness and Risk Are Unclear
    • Business Strategy and Investments Are Misaligned
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
    • New Delivery Channels and Evolving Demands Bring Further Challenges
    • IT Accepts Unmanaged Applications From the Business
    • IT Is Overwhelmed by Tactical Challenges
  • Migration Plan
    • Urgency Versus Importance
    • Higher Priority/Year 1
    • Medium Priority/Year 2
    • Lower Priority/Year 3

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