1 month, 19 days ago

What Brought Me Back To Forrester: Our Market-Leading Engagement Around Emerging Technologies

It is such a pleasure to be back at Forrester, especially now when our firm is actively embracing and helping you, our customers, leverage new technologies to innovate and differentiate your business. After three years leading technology strategy and m…

4 months, 24 days ago

Observations on NRF 2018. Making Retail Great Again

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIO…

6 months, 5 days ago

Agile Plus DevOps Is Slowly But Steadily Reaching Enterprise Scale

Agile is still alive and well and in demand, according to Forrester’s Agile adoption panel. This year, our biannual survey tracking the health of Agile initiatives focused on the main challenge: Agile at scale. As software teams get further along their…

2 years, 8 months ago

Application Portfolio Management in Local Government

Although Application Portfolio Management (APM) isn’t the newest kid on the block, it has had a tremendous growth in popularity lately. Due to the economic crisis and market pressures in general, IT managers and architects are constantly pushed by their CxO’s to reduce inefficiencies, improve agility of the enterprise and cut costs. The complexity of these tasks leads to an increasing need for tools and structures to help them handle their application landscape. Since over 70% of most IT budgets goes to maintaining existing applications, it is clear that there is a need for oversight and insight in the use of these applications and their added value, to reduce costs and make room for innovation.

2 years, 8 months ago

BiZZdesign’s House of Application Portfolio Management

As we have described before, few organizations have a systematic and reliable way of translating a business strategy into action. This requires aligning various disciplines along the same desired business outcomes, to point them in the same direction. This is the core of BiZZdesign’s approach to business change.

2 years, 10 months ago

Application Portfolio Management: Towards Value-Driven Architecting

Many organizations with large legacy application landscapes can no longer postpone a major overhaul of their IT. But how do you avoid creating tomorrow’s legacy today all over again? And how do you spend your IT budget in the most sensible way? Next to appropriate design and development practices (e.g. enterprise architecture, agile and DevOps, as we addressed in our previous blog) you need to manage your application portfolio as a whole, to decide where it is most important to invest.

6 years, 10 months ago

How to Build a Successful Application Portfolio Management Solution

In many organizations if an application is needed to solve a specific business problem, it is purchased or built. However, more often than not, these purchases happen in an ad-hoc manner within a specific department or business unit, resulting in a business owning hundreds (maybe even thousands) of redundant, overlapping, and ultimately, outdated applications. Maintaining […]

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7 years, 17 days ago

Who Drives an Enterprise Architecture Initiative?

Who drives an enterprise architecture initiative? Does it come from an enterprise architect? Maybe it’s a request from IT? Or perhaps it comes from a business unit looking to solve a serious and specific problem… Of course the answer really depends on the problem you are trying to solve. The reality is that any of […]

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