APM Application Assessments

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APM uses a methodology for application portfolio management that is based on assessments. Periodically (for example, on an annual basis), application portfolio managers create a new assessment that measures and ranks applications based on the criteria that are defined in the following list. To determine each score, a series of questions is answered in each of the relevant categories in the assessment. Assessments are initially created with a status of Draft and later updated to Final after the assessment is complete. Each assessment has a due date to help organizations manage the assessment review process. The objective of this methodology is to ensure resources are allocated and spent wisely throughout the application lifecycle. Also, the application scores are analyzed to determine which applications are candidates for retirement or future investment.
  • Mission Critical Level–Applications are assessed based on mission criticality as tactical, mission essential, or mission critical.
  • Value Score–Applications are assessed based on the value they bring to the organization. A low score represents those applications that bring little value, while a high score represents applications that bring the most value to the organization.
  • Technical Score–Applications are assessed based on their technical status. A low score represents those applications that are weak technically, while a high score represents applications that have a stronger technical backbone.
  • Risk Score–Applications are assessed based on their risk to the organization. A high score represents those applications that contain the most risk, while a low score represents applications that have the least risk to the organization.
An Application Assessment subobject for applications allows users to add and manage assessments for an application.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Open Home, and from Portfolio Management, click Applications.
  2. Click an application.
  3. Open Properties, and from the Properties menu, click Assessments.
    Click an existing assessment to view the properties page or click New to create an assessment.
The following image shows the Application Assessment page with properties information. Your page may not match this image because your administrator may have configured the page differently.
 
This image shows the Application Assessment page with properties information.
 
This image shows the Application Assessment page with properties information.
 
The following fields apply to the application assessment subobject for APM:
  • Assessment Date
  • Assessment Due Date
  • Assessment ID
  • Assessment Name
  • Comments
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Created By
  • Created Date
  • Development Languages
  • Effectiveness
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Integration Options
  • IT Security
  • Last Updated Date
  • Mission Critical Level
  • Organizational Efficiencies
  • Organizational Value Chain
  • Owner
  • Partition
  • Risk Score
  • Status
  • Technical Score
  • Technical Skills Available
  • Updated By
  • Value Score
  • Vendor Support