9-Step Process to Succeed With Application Portfolio Management

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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Application Portfolio

When it comes to managing your company's application landscape the name of the game is "quality over quantity." It’s about confidently understanding what applications and systems you have and, critically, how they deliver on business goals.

If you want to know where to save, invest, and provide the most business value with your IT ecosystem, here’s the 9-step process guide to application portfolio management to show you how.

With this 9-step process for delivering Application Portfolio Management, you'll discover ways to:

  • Drive down the costs of IT without damaging strategic business initiatives or critical operations
  • Maximize efficiencies to better connect your business operations to IT
  • Gain a shared overview of how people, capabilities, and applications interconnect
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Perhaps you’ve been frightening your stakeholders for a while now with a big Visio spaghetti diagram that shows just how unmanageably complex your IT portfolio is. Now it’s time to embark on your Application Portfolio Management (APM) journey.

Stop wasting time on maintaining your application portfolio. Start uncovering opportunities instead.

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So... Time to Clean up Your IT Portfolio?

You’ve decided to tackle your application legacy: IT costs are too high, risk is too high, agility too low. You have more vendors than you can shake a stick at.

Make sure you add value by delivering insights and don’t get bogged down in managing complex data. Start with Ardoq’s 9-step action plan for delivering Application Portfolio Management.

Learn the best way to carry out each stage of your APM initiative and the key people you should communicate with.

What Ardoq's Customers Say

Robert Pröber, Manager of Cloud and Data Governance at STIHL
"(Now, with Ardoq) we have a portfolio view where you basically see what applications we have, their lifecycle information, who's owning an application, and the cost."
Robert Pröber
Manager of Cloud and Data Governance
Joon Nebell, Digital and IT Director at Reitan Convenience Norway
"We can no longer run an IT department only based on data; we have to have a business understanding to serve the future [of the] business."
Joon Nebell
Digital and IT Director