Digital Transformation is on the Enterprise Architect's mind
Digital transformation is one of the most relevant types of transformation that is on the mind of most enterprise architects. Applications, infrastructure, and other assets generally follow a predictable lifecycle from initial investigation, implementation, production, freezing, and phasing-out or decommissioning of the asset.
Navigating complex application portfolios, identifying transformation candidates, and managing the transformation of those applications are important for organizations' growth and success.
Plan proactively for organizational change
Using the example of an application, it can be appreciated that apart from the application itself, there are supporting and enabling architectures, such as the people, processes, vendors, and services, that allow the application to contribute to successful business capabilities and outcomes.
Using QualiWare's application lifecycle management features, application owners can proactively plan for organizational change when applications reach the end of life.
Figure 1 - Application Lifecycle
The graphical model of each application (Figure 1) is dynamically color-coded based on the defined lifecycle stage for each application using our intuitive web interface (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Lifecycle definition
Complex application portfolios can be viewed using our new Application Lifecycle analysis view, which enables sorting, filtering, and visualization of the application portfolio (Figure 3)
Figure 3 - Application Lifecycle Analysis
And speaking of visualizations, users can also freely explore the relationships between applications, people, processes, and other supporting architecture components to help identify upstream and downstream impacts based on the transformation of their application portfolios (Figure 4).
Figure 4 – Visualizer
These features enable enterprise architects to answer critical questions when planning a transformation program, such as: who will be impacted by the transformation? When will they be impacted? Which business capabilities will be affected, and how significant is the impact? Are there other projects, planned or in-flight, impacting the transformation program? Is there a specific timeframe to be considered when scheduling our transformation phases?
The ability to provide answers and insight to critical transformation questions by leveraging reliable data becomes a reality when using QualiWare for digital transformation.