Gartner Research

Application Strategy: A Taxonomy

Published: 08 April 2008

ID: G00153024

Analyst(s): Partha Iyengar


Defining and articulating an overall application strategy is becoming a critical requirement for most enterprises. Gartner creates a taxonomy for an application strategy document that enterprises can use as a guideline in defining their own application strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Definition
  • An Application Strategy Document
    • Definitions of Relevant Terms (Describing the Semantics Behind the Document)
    • Statement of Assumptions
    • Statement of Standards and Guidelines
    • Summary Business Vision/Mission/Strategy
    • Overall Application Vision/Mission (as Derived From the Business Vision)
    • Application Maturity Model Assessment for the Enterprise
    • Current State (Application Portfolio Analysis-Driven)
    • Desired Future State (Business Strategy-Driven)
    • Alternative Scenarios That Define Candidate Future States
    • Scenario to Pursue
    • HR and Sourcing Strategy to Support Implementation
    • High-Level Implementation Plan
  • What You Need to Know

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