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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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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 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 Customer-Centric Application Rationalization

    Free Wasted Resources To Enable More Innovative Work
    February 25, 2015 | Phil Murphy

    Delivering engaging new software solutions to help business leaders win, serve, and retain customers is the driving force of this decade and beyond for application development and delivery (AD&D)...

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    Report The Secret To Rationalizing Applications: Start With The End In Mind

    Reflect, Then Collect
    December 26, 2014 | Phil Murphy

    As software becomes a central tool for customer engagement, pressure is mounting on application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders to create and deliver new customer-facing and mobile...

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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 Predictions 2015: Modern Apps Mean New Technologies, Processes, And Skills

    November 13, 2014 | Phil Murphy, Kurt Bittner, John R. Rymer

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are facing tumultuous change in 2015 driven by people, process, and technology catalysts. Mobile and cloud alter the architectural landscape and...

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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 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 Case Study: Telstra's Business-Led IT Transformation Facilitates Global Operations

    Profile Of An Enterprise Architecture Award Winner
    October 10, 2013 | Charlie Dai

    Managing IT complexity to support business strategy is often a big challenge for enterprise architects at large companies. This effort usually becomes even more difficult to manage when a company...

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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 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 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 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...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Application Retirement — It's Time To Put The Elephant In The Room On A Diet

    February 3, 2011 | Phil Murphy

    John Lennon's song "Beautiful Boy" contains a phrase apropos to the topic of applications retirement: "Life is just what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." In an applications...

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    Report Define "Application" Based On Your Context To Avoid False Starts In Your Rationalization Efforts

    January 26, 2011 | Phil Murphy

    Debate over the definition of the term "application" is needlessly stalling application rationalization, application portfolio management (APM), and application benchmarking efforts, based on the...

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    Report What Comes Next After Application Assessment?

    Application Assessments Are Only A First Step Toward Rationalization
    January 26, 2011 | Phil Murphy

    Application rationalization is a hot topic for many applications professionals and also draws the attention of enterprise architects and CIOs. Most organizations begin by compiling an inventory of...

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    Report Forrester's Application Scoring Workbook

    July 20, 2010 | Phil Murphy

    This tool bases application assessments on customizable questions and weightings in four categories of metrics: business importance, application condition, EA condition, and vendor condition.

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    Report Assessing Your Applications — Metrics That Matter Drive Better Rationalization Decisions

    June 29, 2010 | Phil Murphy

    Applications professionals have never been busier, yet business leaders lament how little they receive in return for their IT investments. Both perceptions have merit, but they only serve to divert...

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    Report Using Business Capability Maps To Guide Application Portfolio Rationalization

    Business' Process Goals Strongly Influence Application Strategy
    May 27, 2010 | Alex Cullen

    Most firms have application portfolios with significant redundancy — a legacy of how business needs have been funded or past merger and acquisition activity. Firms initiate application portfolio...

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    Report Align Your Enterprise Apps Investment Plans With Industry Trends

    Business Data Survey Results Show That Activity Persists, Despite Recession
    April 21, 2010 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Business process and applications professionals can use our survey-based enterprise applications investment planning data and adoption patterns to help rationalize their 2010/2011 investment...