Portfolio management considers the integrated management of the IT assets of an organization and of the projects that produce and modify these assets. In particular, it is focused on making investment decisions in such a way that the portfolio as a whole conforms to the short-term and long-term strategy and goals of the organization.
In order to make well-founded decisions about the replacement or maintenance of enterprise applications, organizations need insight into the current and future business value, technical quality, maintenance costs and replacement costs of these applications, and in particular, how these develop over time: a lifecycle approach. This report describes the first steps towards the ultimate goal, a portfolio dashboard that indicates the current and future value of applications, and the benefits, costs and risks associated with changing or replacing them.
Novay / Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) , 2011. , 55 p.