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Sustainably Executing Application Rationalization

July 26, 2013


Why Read This Report

Application rationalization — the program to right-size your business application portfolio for your business — tests many of the processes and practices of an IT organization. For example, governance processes designed for reviewing and approving new systems based on tangible business cases don't easily address issues with simplifying a bloated portfolio. But these same assets of the IT organization — teams, skills, processes, and practices — can do very well when tuned to the outcomes of application rationalization. This report, part of a series, describes how to take existing foundations in your strategic planning, enterprise architecture (EA), and application development and delivery and apply them to the challenge of application portfolio rationalization.

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Table of Contents

  • Application Rationalization Programs Don't Easily Fit Into IT
  • Assembling The Building Blocks For Successful Execution
  • Checklist For Application Rationalization Readiness

  • Build Your Rationalization Program To Last
  • Supplemental Material
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