Take Stock Now and Rebuild Your Application Roadmap

With the uncertainty of today’s economy, CIOs, who have spent the past decade focused on introducing new digital technologies and discovering new revenue streams, are going back to basics, focusing on keeping their businesses running. Major initiatives may be put on hold and cost-cutting measures may be under consideration. This presents an opportunity to prepare the business to be more agile by evaluating your current application portfolio and creating a roadmap for the future.

Challenges to building a roadmap


Challenges to building a roadmap

IT organizations need a foundation for good decision making, and that includes a roadmap for their application portfolio that is aligned with business strategy.

  • Lack of Good Data

Data is often out of date, irrelevant for the task at hand, and it’s difficult to find out which team has access to all the data you need.

  • Gaps in Application Knowledge

Applications are king; they enable you to interact with customers, partners, and employees. But which ones are are driving engagement, and which are rarely accessed – and why?  What solutions require new cloud native apps and when should you invest in modernizing critical apps to the cloud? And how do your applications work – what technology do they use, where are they hosted, and what assets do they depend on to run?

  • Complex hybrid environment

Overarching infrastructure is badly planned and implemented in a haphazard fashion, muddying the waters when trying to establish a clear plan for your applications.

  • Complex landscapes

Multiple technology stacks, hosting sites, and shadow IT or “citizen developer” projects clutter the landscape and make it difficult to understand what apps you have, how they work, and where they live.


Application Roadmapping in Just Four Weeks

Build a baseline for decision making and a strategic roadmap for your critical business applications.

Week 1 - Establish Goals and Capture Data

Weeks 1-2 Establish Goals and Capture Data

Week 1 - Establish Goals and Capture Data

  • Set scope and proposed roadmap
  • Identify key stakeholders and review process
  • Understand strategic alignment goals
  • Ingest data using ETL scripts, to then normalize, and aggregate data for up to 5 data sources
  • SME Application validation interviews for up to 20 applications

Week 2 - Validate Current State

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Week 2 - Validate Current State

  • Present visual, app-centric map
  • Validate data and identify critical business apps
  • Identify app/app, app/infra relationships
  • Define business and IT criteria to meet business goals
  • Training and recommendations for rapid SME validation

Week 3 - Map Critical Apps to Strategy

Weeks 5-6 Map Critical Apps to Strategy

Week 3 - Map Critical Apps to Strategy

  • Evaluate and assess applications based on defined criteria
  • Collaborate across business and IT
  • Assign disposition

Week 4 - Create Roadmap and Recommendations

Week 7-8 Create Roadmap and Recommendations

Week 4 - Create Roadmap and Recommendations

  • Provide roadmap for critical business apps
  • Recommendations for associated infrastructure, hosting methods, future app adoption
  • Identification of End of Life applications and infrastructure
  • Identification of potential infrastructure to be retired
  • Plan and costing to complete full Application Portfolio Management project
  • Baseline for future roadmapping and decision making

What do you get?

  • Holistic and actionable view of your environment
  • Reduction of risk
  • Improved stakeholder engagement and alignment across business and IT
  • Foundation for strategic IT investment decisions, tech project management
  • Improved project planning resource allocation
  • Platform for improved communication
  • Fundamental building block for transformation
  • Clear recommendations
  • Defined business outcomes
  • Fast ROI – and a sustainable plan
  • License and training for TransitionManager

Let's create your roadmap