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Data is often out of date, irrelevant for the task at hand, and it’s difficult to find out which team has access to all the data you need.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