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Managing a Portfolio of Applications Demands More Than Application Portfolio Management

Published: 31 August 2018

ID: G00351780

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden, Andy Kyte


Application portfolio management has been an unloved discipline in IT for too long. But with legacy portfolios consuming an increasing amount of the IT budget, it’s time for application leaders to focus APM on managing all applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Operational Management
  • Life Cycle Planning
    • Anticipating Change
    • Ownership of Life Cycle Management
    • Getting Started in Life Cycle Planning
    • Software as a Service
    • Market Testing Applications
  • Application Governance
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Summary

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