Application Portfolio Analysis
IT portfolio of an organization typically consists of assets such as applications or infrastructure (servers/platforms, network, tools, etc), skills, resources, projects, stakeholders and relationships. The services and capabilities, provided though these assets provide competitive advantage to the business.
Application Portfolio Analysis (APA) is a structured approach for analysis and assessment of the IT portfolio. "As Is" state of IT portfolio is analyzed / assessed and opportunities for improvement are identified which helps in maximizing the ROI. It also helps in focusing on the business value, resource constraints, risks, goals and the associated tradeoffs.
- Lack of alignment of IT with business goals that leads to heterogeneous IT systems
- Resources and money spent on IT for short term benefits
- Reducing cost for better service and profitability
- Managing increased regulations and risks
Our Application Portfolio Analysis (APA) is a structured approach with defined phases:
- Portfolio Scoping: Understanding the ‘As Is’ state of the portfolio and defining the future direction for the point of arrival ‘POA’ state which is in alignment with business needs.
- Portfolio Analysis: During this phase, transition to ‘POA’ state from ‘As Is’ state is defined and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is established.
- Portfolio Governance: Score card and metrics are defined to monitor the performance of the portfolio.
- IT enabled achievement of strategic objectives
- Improvements in cost and energy efficiency
- Use of Best practices
- Increased productivity
- Reduced Time to Market