The path to the Digital Enterprise is a hard one to navigate given the complexity of today’s IT environments. Portfolio Management equips you with the means to neatly organize the information you need to make decisions on how to evolve the IT landscape to support digital business. Optimize portfolios to clear the clutter and improve agility.
Business managers have long learned to observe individual LOB performance, strategies and characteristics against and yet in sync with each other in order to make investment, divestment and hold decisions. Likewise, IT managers should use a portfolio approach to assess assets, returns and risks in the IT landscape in order to derive top value from IT investment.
By understanding the interdependencies among the various portfolios – application, project, and business capabilities - you can make better-informed decisions on IT change, and enjoy the confidence of being able to estimate the impact on all parts of the enterprise. By associating application and project costs to business capabilities you can match IT spending to business drivers.
Different systems have different purposes - whether in support of business innovation, a particular market segment or the back office – each requiring change in its own timeframe. With a portfolio set-up you can group systems as per the needed rate of change and tailor assessment criteria and the resulting handling accordingly.