Essential Playbook – Play 7

Play 7 – Map Applications To Projects For Impact Analysis

  •  Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Target time: 4-10 weeks
  •  Maturity: 0 to 2
  • Lack of clarity as to project impacts/dependencies
  • Application catalogue
  • Project List
  • Engagement with Project teams/PMO
  • Create strategic plans with the architecture elements they will be impacting – applications, others if feasible
  • Create a project list with dates
  • Tie the plans to the projects that will implement them
  • By plan, you can see the projects impacting different applications, and by application, you can see the projects impacting the focus application
  • Enables discussion on dependencies and mitigation
  • Projects begin to work on optimal delivery schedules
  • PMO – project portfolio
  • Projects – project dates and architecture impacts
  • Engage PMO and projects – highlight dependencies and impacts
  • Engage business in how project portfolio can be reshaped to deliver quicker or at lower cost
  • EA closer to the project teams, value add through dependency analysis – builds credibility with projects and a keenness to engage architects
  • Credibility with the CIO as EA can demonstrate impacts on projects and dependencies, spotting potential threats to the overall project delivery
Steps A1.1S1.2S1.3
WhatCapture the applications with basic details and services Define strategic plans and the applications they impact Create the projects that will implement the strategic plans
Usage Have a list of applications used that can be the anchor for the rest of the work. Define strategic applications in line with your target stateSee strategic plans applications implementing them See Projects delivering the strategic plans
Interested Parties and expected responseBusiness & IT Interested but not excitedBusiness & IT Interested in what is changingCIO Visibility of the change portfolio Projects Interested because interdependencies become apparent
Approach Start with Key Applications By ProgrammeBy Programme
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