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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Customer Obsession Will Remake AD&D Tools And Supporting Technologies

    Tools And Technology: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook
    December 29, 2016 | John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders shifting to modern application development are like acrobats performing above a flimsy net. The tools and technologies they need to support the...

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    Report When To Stop Improving And Start Innovating

    Continuous Improvement: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook
    November 11, 2016 | Diego Lo Giudice, Amanda LeClair

    Modern application delivery and DevOps practices help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros to continuously fine-tune their applications in response to evolving customer needs, but every...

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    Report Getting Software Delivery Teams Ready For A Customer-Obsessed Business Strategy

    Assessment: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook
    October 3, 2016 | John R. Rymer

    Customer-obsessed business strategy and operations demand a new approach to software development and delivery. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should use this...

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    Report The Four App-Delivery Strategies For A Customer-Obsessed Operating Model

    Strategic Plan: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook
    June 22, 2016 | John R. Rymer

    Customer-obsessed enterprises focus both strategies and operations on knowledge of and engagement with customers. With the right overall strategy, application development and delivery (AD&D)...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Best Practices: Use Portfolio Management To Accelerate Your Mobile Strategy

    February 24, 2016 | Margo Visitacion

    Mobile is becoming the most important touchpoint to win, serve, and retain customers. But too many organizations struggle with how to shift mobile execution from one-off projects to become an...

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    Report Optimize Long-Term Application Effectiveness And Value

    August 24, 2015 | George Lawrie

    Firms invest millions in application software — money that they might otherwise invest in new sales and distribution partnerships or new plants and machinery. Traditional arguments about compliance...

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    Report Optimize Business Processes And Govern Transformation

    December 9, 2014 | George Lawrie

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have a poor reputation among their line-of-business colleagues of being able to deliver timely, high-impact solutions. This research shows...

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    Report Don't Let A Mountain Of "Technical Debt" Derail Mobile And Customer-Facing App Delivery

    Lead The Investment Case With Business Issues, Not Technical Debt
    October 28, 2014 | Phil Murphy

    The ever-increasing demand from business leaders for modern mobile and customer-facing apps has application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders embracing Agile and DevOps techniques to keep...

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    Report Brick And Mortar Retail Fights Back

    Use Store Inventory To Win, Serve, And Retain Retail Customers
    May 1, 2014 | George Lawrie, Peter Sheldon, Adam Silverman

    Consumers have fallen out of love with stores. They can (and do) buy anything they like online, but miss the immediacy of an in-store purchase. Amazon's formidable supply chain investments continue...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Forrester's Business Application Benchmark Self-Assessment Tool

    April 11, 2014 | George Lawrie

    Application development and delivery professionals should benchmark their application portfolios and governance processes to help their stakeholders understand how investing in applications drives...

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    Report Strategic Rightsourcing Application Portfolio Analysis Tool

    March 27, 2014 | James Staten

    This an update to the portfolio analysis tool of the same name originally issued to clients on May 11, 2011. This portfolio analysis tool is based on Forrester's strategic rightsourcing methodology...

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    Report The Seismic Shift In Application Portfolios

    March 12, 2014 | James Staten

    Driven by rapidly changing customer engagement models, enterprise application portfolios are evolving at dramatically different rates on either side of a fault line. Systems of engagement...

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    Report Align Application Rationalization Metrics To Your Objectives And Drivers

    October 22, 2013 | Henry Peyret, Alex Cullen

    Enterprises start application rationalization initiatives, but after the low-hanging fruit of little used business applications, they find it a struggle to progress. There are many root causes...

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    Report Refocus Application Rationalization Toward Business Service Optimization

    Right-Sized Business Services Replace One-Size-Fits-All Rationalization Objectives
    October 10, 2013 | Alex Cullen, Henry Peyret

    Your business model is embedded in your applications and technology. The alignment of the application portfolio with the business's strategy and operating model is a key element in business...

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    Report Planning Application Rationalization From Vision To Implementation

    July 26, 2013 | Henry Peyret, Alex Cullen

    Most firms' portfolios of business applications wouldn't qualify as "managed." New business initiatives add new applications, market or geographic expansions add more, and events like mergers and...

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    Report Sustainably Executing Application Rationalization

    July 26, 2013 | Alex Cullen, Henry Peyret

    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,...

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    Report Next-Generation Portfolio Management: Strategic, Lean, And Delivery-Enabled

    May 13, 2013 | Margo Visitacion

    Before IT can transition to business technology (BT) and become an effective partner with the business, the two groups of leaders must completely rethink the way they plan and execute — and begin...

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    Report Data Architecture Assessment Toolkit

    March 21, 2013 | Michele Goetz

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    Report The State Of Application Rationalization

    February 22, 2013 | Alan Mac Neela

    Many enterprise architects (EAs) have been rationalizing application and technology portfolios for some time, and the experience shows. It is a stable, relatively successful initiative that engages...

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    Report Readiness Assessment For Application Strategy Transformation

    February 11, 2013 | George Lawrie

    This tool is a self-test to determine how ready a company is to transform its application strategy by moving away from providing cost-effective systems of record and toward driving compelling user...

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    Report Assess Your Readiness For Application Strategy Transformation

    Compose Your Applications Portfolio From The Outside In
    February 8, 2013 | George Lawrie

    This report outlines how application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) working on business application strategy can determine their level of readiness for application...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Application Portfolio Analysis Tool

    November 27, 2012 | Wolfgang Benkel

    In IT services sourcing, the strategic decisions and vendor selection process for your company’s applications and infrastructures (A&I) are critical. Your service requirements and ability to meet...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Critical Sourcing Decisions Depend On Your Application Portfolio Analysis

    October 25, 2012 | Wolfgang Benkel, Lutz Peichert

    In the realm of IT services sourcing, the strategic decisions and vendor selection process for your company's applications and infrastructures are perhaps the most important. Your service...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Software Asset Inventory, H2 2012

    October 10, 2012 | Frederic Giron

    In July 2012, Forrester Research analyzed the software asset portfolios of 16 large global providers of IT services. During this process, Forrester received a total of 545 artifacts and...

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    Report Rightsource Your Applications For The Cloud

    May 24, 2012 | James Staten

    CIOs frequently ask us which applications they should consider moving to the cloud or replace with cloud services. Forrester provides you with a methodology to answer this question and help you...