Posted by: Anton
Application Lifecycle Management, when applied to a collection of applications, can be part of a Portfolio Assessment discipline. An Analysis by META Group analyst, Rich Evans, highlighted that although a portfolio assessment generally provides a thorough application inventory, the inventory is often devoid of the connection and the interapplication “hooks” that are typical of long-lived undocumented or poorly documented applications. This is often the starting and realisation point for the need for additional tools that can help uncover not just the “whats” of the application inventory but also the “hows”. Before the actual decommissioning and sunsetting, the all-too-often ad hoc connections and hooks have to be uncovered, and new connection solutions must be put in place.