When companies grow, either organically or by acquisition, their IT grows with it. This tends not to be a big issue in growth mode, but it inevitably reaches a tipping point. It costs too much to support all the applications, and risk increases as resources are spread across too many projects. When deciding on which applications to keep, merge or retire, the process becomes a turf battle – influence and opinion becomes the driving factors in these decisions. By the time application quality/risk is taken into account, it’s often too late to change course.
The document outlines the top 5 critical insights to keep in mind when starting a new rationalization or consolidation initiatives.
Product Owner of Cloud-Based Software Analytics and Benchmarking solutions at CAST, Michael is a 15-year veteran in the software quality and measurement space. His areas of expertise include product management, application portfolio management and software quality measurement. As part of his scope, Michael manages CAST Highlight and Appmarq, and is part of the CAST Research Labs analysis team that generates the industry-renowned CRASH reports.