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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Optimization process

It is not possible to jump right in and optimize applications. Information about the applications in the company must be gathered, vetted, and analyzed before decisions can be made. The following steps are recommended:

Step 1: Establish the application portfolio

The first imperative is establishing a consistent naming convention for applications. Unless every IT support organization uses the same names for applications, there is no way to gather related data and develop reliable reports. This can be a difficult task as there may be many different "lists" of applications in the company. Lists may exist within IT Operations, the internal Audit Department, Business Continuity Planning, and other areas. These lists must be reconciled ...

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