Application Portfolio Management: Adoption Low Despite Value

January, 2009


Although the benefits of application portfolio management (APM) are strong, adoption has been slow to date. For IT managers considering APM, this report presents six critical steps on the road to APM implementation. We also examine current adoption trends by organization size and selected industry sectors, discuss the key benefits of APM, and conclude with a discussion of the obstacles and issues that IT managers need to consider when incorporating APM into their IT governance processes. (10 pp., 4 figs.)
[Executive Summary]