Date Added: Aug 2009
IT organizations that are seeking to drive down operating costs while delivering business projects on time and on budget find they must manage their application portfolios to provide an optimal foundation for execution. Application Portfolio Management (APM) captures and organizes information about the application portfolio so that business and IT execs can make prudent decisions around investing/replacing/ retiring applications. When enterprise architecture is integrated with application portfolio management, the alignment with architecture road maps and business views improves the overall results for business and IT. This paper summarizes the results of a custom research project conducted for Forrester's Enterprise Architecture Council on best practices for integrating enterprise architecture with APM.