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. Other organizations are confronted with mergers, leading to information systems that have duplicate functionality. They lack an overview of the ever-growing enterprise landscape and, therefore, have no proper basis for making well-informed decisions. To gain control over these large landscapes, it is necessary to move away from the ad hoc manner of managing these landscapes. Therefore, organizations look for a way to implement a continuous process for evaluating the landscape against business-relevant criteria, deciding on investment priorities based on this evaluation, and acting upon these decisions.
Many organizations choose to gather, for example, applications and projects into portfolios. Portfolio managers gain a better overview of the landscape and can manage it as a group, instead of having to manage each application and project by itself. Budget can be allocated at the more strategic portfolio level, avoiding detailed discussions by upper-level management on many small initiatives. Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) is an integrated portfolio management approach that tightly manages strategic planning against the various portfolios of inter-dependent assets, like product portfolios and project portfolios.
In this webinar we show how EPM creates an enterprise-wide view of an organization that takes all of its levels, from strategy to infrastructure, into account. In this way, investment decisions contribute to the strategy of the enterprise. By means of a use-case we demonstrate how to manage a large business transformation with this holistic solution. We relate Enterprise Architecture models, expressed in the ArchiMate language, to key business capabilities on the one hand side, and the project landscape on the other. To gain control over the landscape, it is evaluated on a regular basis against various criteria and the long-term strategy using an EPM approach. Various dashboards, based on the underlying architectural models, make this solution invaluable for decision-makers.
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Reference D108 Author(s) Lianne Bodenstaff (BiZZdesign) Published 9 Sep 2014 Duration 1 hour 1 minute Type Webinars Subject ArchiMate