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Application Portfolio Management: Towards Value-Driven Architecting

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Danny Weinberger on Jul 30, 2016

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.




Digital Transformation: How to Manage and Govern a Multi-Speed IT Environment - part II

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Danny Weinberger on Feb 29, 2016

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the impact of multi-speed IT on the IT organization and enterprise architecture. Let us now talk about the different options for managing a multi-speed IT approach.




Digital Transformation: How to Manage and Govern a Multi-Speed IT Environment - part I

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Danny Weinberger on Feb 8, 2016

Looking back to many discussions about Digital Strategy with different organizations, most of them have the challenge of going through a balancing act day by day. Firstly, a Digital Oriented Organization needs to accept that the roles and responsibilities of Business and IT will merge together, whilst both parties need to enable business and IT innovations towards digital business needs.




BiZZdesign's House of Application Portfolio Management

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Peter Matthijssen on Sep 23, 2015

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. This is at the core of BiZZdesign’s approach to business change.




The Biggest Problem with "Going to the Cloud" and how to Solve it.

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Tim Vehof on Jun 3, 2015

There seems to be a lot of hype recently among CxO's around ‘Going to the cloud’. Since its potential is so widely acknowledged and advertised and its opportunities seem endless, digitization of the organization is the New Normal. But what exactly does this digitization involve? And, more importantly, can we exploit all its potential?




Enterprise Portfolio Management: Getting Started

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Mar 3, 2015

Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) is the discipline that supports this allocation of investments to various asset categories of the organization, such as capabilities, applications, or infrastructure. EPM helps to create a healthy set of projects and programs that realize strategic goals.




Enterprise Portfolio Management: User Perspectives

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Feb 20, 2015

Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) is the discipline that supports the allocation of investments to various asset categories of the organization, such as capabilities, applications, or infrastructure, EPM helps to create a healthy set projects and programs that realizes strategic goals.   




Enterprise Portfolio Management: Deciding on Investments

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Feb 10, 2015

Capital allocation, i.e., deciding on investments, is probably the most important responsibility of the top management of any organization. This is no easy matter. Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and probably the most successful investor of the 20th century, described this in his 1987 letter to shareholders




Business Transformation: Coordinating Enterprise Portfolio Management with Other Disciplines

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on Jan 13, 2015

As outlined in another blog, architecture-based enterprise portfolio management plays a crucial role in an integrated business transformation approach. Portfolio management is responsible for allocating investments to various asset categories and for creating a healthy project and program portfolio mix that realizes the organizational goals. There should be a balance in, for example, the types of projects (development, research, etc.) and long-term and short-term projects. 




Enterprise Portfolio Management: Introduction

posted by Lianne Bodenstaff & Dick Quartel on Apr 17, 2014

For many organizations the enterprise landscape is growing out of control. Simply keeping up with competition and evolving markets means that organizations constantly renew services offered to customers. These new services are supported by new processes, applications and infrastructure that are added to the landscape, making it larger and more complex.