83 Application Portfolio Management Criteria for Multi-purpose Projects

What is involved in Application Portfolio Management

Find out what the related areas are that Application Portfolio Management connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Application Portfolio Management thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Application Portfolio Management journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Application Portfolio Management leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Application Portfolio Management related domains to cover and 83 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Application Portfolio Management, Active Server Pages, Application software, Application store, Cabinet, Dynamic Link Library, Excel spreadsheet, Financial portfolio, Forrester Research, IT portfolio management, Information technology, Legacy system, Microsoft Excel, Mobile application, Return on Investment, Service-oriented architecture, Software component, Web service, Zip file:

Application Portfolio Management Critical Criteria:

Examine Application Portfolio Management goals and point out Application Portfolio Management tensions in leadership.

– Do those selected for the Application Portfolio Management team have a good general understanding of what Application Portfolio Management is all about?

– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Application Portfolio Management processes?

– Can we do Application Portfolio Management without complex (expensive) analysis?

Active Server Pages Critical Criteria:

Test Active Server Pages projects and get the big picture.

– How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Application Portfolio Management values?

– What threat is Application Portfolio Management addressing?

Application software Critical Criteria:

Learn from Application software engagements and get out your magnifying glass.

– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of Application Portfolio Management that make it risky?

– How do you manage the new access devices using their own new application software?

– Is the process effectively supported by the legacy application software?

– How do we go about Securing Application Portfolio Management?

Application store Critical Criteria:

Experiment with Application store visions and oversee implementation of Application store.

– How do we Improve Application Portfolio Management service perception, and satisfaction?

– Have all basic functions of Application Portfolio Management been defined?

– Is the scope of Application Portfolio Management defined?

Cabinet Critical Criteria:

Design Cabinet tactics and oversee Cabinet management by competencies.

– Does Application Portfolio Management include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Application Portfolio Management models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– Are media storing data (e.g. dvds, backups, flash drives) encrypted and secured in locked rooms, cabinets or the like?

– Dvds, backups, flash drives) encrypted and secured in locked rooms, cabinets or the like?

– What potential environmental factors impact the Application Portfolio Management effort?

Dynamic Link Library Critical Criteria:

Disseminate Dynamic Link Library engagements and look at the big picture.

– What are the key elements of your Application Portfolio Management performance improvement system, including your evaluation, organizational learning, and innovation processes?

– Who will be responsible for deciding whether Application Portfolio Management goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?

– Is Application Portfolio Management Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?

Excel spreadsheet Critical Criteria:

Wrangle Excel spreadsheet failures and reinforce and communicate particularly sensitive Excel spreadsheet decisions.

– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Application Portfolio Management?

– What are the barriers to increased Application Portfolio Management production?

– Does the Application Portfolio Management task fit the clients priorities?

Financial portfolio Critical Criteria:

Demonstrate Financial portfolio quality and balance specific methods for improving Financial portfolio results.

– What is the source of the strategies for Application Portfolio Management strengthening and reform?

– How do we measure improved Application Portfolio Management service perception, and satisfaction?

– Which Application Portfolio Management goals are the most important?

Forrester Research Critical Criteria:

Brainstorm over Forrester Research engagements and describe the risks of Forrester Research sustainability.

– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these Application Portfolio Management processes?

– What are the Key enablers to make this Application Portfolio Management move?

IT portfolio management Critical Criteria:

Tête-à-tête about IT portfolio management failures and frame using storytelling to create more compelling IT portfolio management projects.

– What are our best practices for minimizing Application Portfolio Management project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Application Portfolio Management project lifecycle?

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Application Portfolio Management with what users do day-to-day?

– Why are Application Portfolio Management skills important?

Information technology Critical Criteria:

Prioritize Information technology tasks and differentiate in coordinating Information technology.

– Do the response plans address damage assessment, site restoration, payroll, Human Resources, information technology, and administrative support?

– Does your company have defined information technology risk performance metrics that are monitored and reported to management on a regular basis?

– If a survey was done with asking organizations; Is there a line between your information technology department and your information security department?

– How do we Identify specific Application Portfolio Management investment and emerging trends?

– How does new information technology come to be applied and diffused among firms?

– The difference between data/information and information technology (it)?

– When do you ask for help from Information Technology (IT)?

Legacy system Critical Criteria:

Have a session on Legacy system quality and oversee Legacy system requirements.

– The process of conducting a data migration involves access to both the legacy source and the target source.  The target source must be configured according to requirements.  If youre using a contractor and provided that the contractor is under strict confidentiality, do you permit the contractor to house copies of your source data during the implementation?

– If the path forward waits until a new generation of devices essentially replaces an old generation of devices which could be somewhere between 5 and 15 years, what does the path forward look like for the legacy devices and their software maintenance?

– There is a question that is rarely asked in maintenance, a question that we find to be vital in making maintenance efficient and manageable: what is to be maintained?

– Do you consider legacy alternatives (analog systems, manual mode, or conservative operations) to provide redundancy to systems with cyber vulnerabilities?

– Are there technological or capacity constraints from the legacy systems that would mandate or preclude real-time integration with the existing systems?

– How can you create a cross application architecture that supports your current systems, while at the same time accommodating changing business needs?

– Are information systems and the services of information systems things of value that have suppliers and customers?

– What are the existing research issues and what should be the future research agenda in legacy to cloud migration?

– Is the system capable, or can it be made capable, of being interoperable and integrated with other systems?

– What is the definitive data collection and what is the legacy of said collection?

– What are the relationships with other business processes and are these necessary?

– Schedule & Phases – How long will this take?

– Risk – What are the project risks?

– What is maintenance, in essence?

– Is the software system usable?

– Why is the management done?

– Do we have COBOL in use?

Microsoft Excel Critical Criteria:

Win new insights about Microsoft Excel leadership and adopt an insight outlook.

– What are your key performance measures or indicators and in-process measures for the control and improvement of your Application Portfolio Management processes?

– What are the short and long-term Application Portfolio Management goals?

– Is Application Portfolio Management Required?

Mobile application Critical Criteria:

Powwow over Mobile application management and reinforce and communicate particularly sensitive Mobile application decisions.

– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Application Portfolio Management services/products?

– What is our formula for success in Application Portfolio Management ?

– What are the steps to take when developing a mobile application?

Return on Investment Critical Criteria:

Familiarize yourself with Return on Investment failures and point out improvements in Return on Investment.

– How important are hard measurements that show return on investment compared to soft measurements that demonstrate customer satisfaction and public perception?

– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Application Portfolio Management strategy and more importantly how do you choose?

– How likely is the current Application Portfolio Management plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

– What are your most important goals for the strategic Application Portfolio Management objectives?

– Does the expected return on investment (roi) of this new collection justify putting it in place?

– Is Return on Investment addressed?

Service-oriented architecture Critical Criteria:

Check Service-oriented architecture issues and document what potential Service-oriented architecture megatrends could make our business model obsolete.

– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Application Portfolio Management moving forward?

– Think of your Application Portfolio Management project. what are the main functions?

– Does our organization need more Application Portfolio Management education?

Software component Critical Criteria:

Talk about Software component risks and question.

– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Application Portfolio Management project?

– Can we answer questions like: Are all identified requirements allocated to software components?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Application Portfolio Management been identified and analyzed?

Web service Critical Criteria:

Air ideas re Web service management and acquire concise Web service education.

– Expose its policy engine via web services for use by third-party systems (e.g. provisioning, help desk solutions)?

– How does this standard provide users the ability to access applications and services through web services?

– What is the best strategy going forward for data center disaster recovery?

– Amazon web services is which type of cloud computing distribution model?

– Why should we adopt a Application Portfolio Management framework?

Zip file Critical Criteria:

Jump start Zip file tactics and explore and align the progress in Zip file.

– Are there Application Portfolio Management problems defined?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Application Portfolio Management Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Application Portfolio Management External links:

GUPEA: Application Portfolio Management

Application Portfolio Management – CA Technologies

Active Server Pages External links:

What is Active Server Pages? Webopedia Definition

Redirecting to Active Server Pages

Active Server Pages, ASP Code, ASP Programs, ASP Code

Application software External links:

Application software – ScienceDaily

Title application software Free Download for Windows

Ch. 3 Application Software Flashcards | Quizlet

Application store External links:

DeviceHQ® | Device Management and Application Store

Allscripts Application Store

Cabinet External links:

Cabinet Doors Depot – Official Site

US Cabinet Depot – Official Site

Cabinet Door World – Official Site

Dynamic Link Library External links:

Walkthrough: Creating and Using a Dynamic Link Library …
http://msdn.microsoft.com › … › Building C/C++ Programs

Excel spreadsheet External links:

How to Put a Title on an Excel Spreadsheet | Chron.com

Financial portfolio External links:

Balancing your Financial Portfolio | Prudential.com

Build A Financial Portfolio to Meet Your Financial Goals

Forrester Research External links:

FORR Stock Quote – Forrester Research, Inc. Common …

Forrester Research · Forrester

Forrester Research and Studies – Blackbaud

IT portfolio management External links:

IT Portfolio Management Conference – 10times

Information technology External links:

Student Email | Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) Industry & Association | CompTIA

Umail | University Information Technology Services

Legacy system External links:

Legacy System Catalog – Implant Direct

Legacy System – Spectrum—Payroll | TLM | HR | Benefits

Microsoft Excel External links:

Microsoft Excel Online – Work together on Excel spreadsheets

How to Create a Calendar in Microsoft Excel (with Pictures)

How to automate Microsoft Excel from Microsoft Visual …

Mobile application External links:

Mobile Application Development – FBLA-PBL

The Home Depot Mobile Application

Smartdrive Mobile Application

Return on Investment External links:

How to Calculate a Monthly Return on Investment – Fidelity

ROI coin – Is Return On Investment

Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator

Service-oriented architecture External links:

Service-Oriented Architecture | Coursera

Understanding Service-Oriented Architecture

Software component External links:

Implemented software component checks – Infor

Nexus Repository OSS – Software Component …

Web based itrezzo Self Service Update software component

Web service External links:

Free BIN/IIN Lookup Web Service – binlist.net

HOW TO: Write a Simple Web Service by Using Visual C# .NET

HOW TO: Pass Current Credentials to an ASP.NET Web Service

Zip file External links:

Install Kodi Zip File (SUPER Simple Guide – No B.S.) | KFireTV

ZIP File – What is it and how do I open it?

Full Albums Download | Album Zip File Downloads

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