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2017 Strategic Roadmap for Application Strategy

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  June 19, 2017  |  Submit a Comment

Sharing one of our very popular and growing questions from clients as most application leaders inherit an ineffective or nonexistent application strategy.     And many IT organizations have a culture that celebrates firefighters rather than valuing leaders who use the strategic planning process to prevent problems.

Application organizations are overwhelmed by demands for tactical deliverables and short-term project challenges, they often fail to invest sufficient time and attention to developing an application strategy.   Not to mention previous lengthy projects have led to the perception that IT is not efficient, responsive or transparent.

But new delivery channels and evolving demands for better customer experiences will bring further challenges…… what to do….?


Are you understanding the important works needed to advance the organization, while dealing with the more pressing urgent needs?

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Application leaders struggling to maintain applications while meeting the challenges of mobility and digital transformation must improve results by creating an application strategy roadmap. They can deliver faster and more effectively by adopting product management, agile and bimodal practices.



2017 Strategic Roadmap for Application Strategy

Published: 02 February 2017

Deacon D.K Wan | Stefan Van Der Zijden | Bill Swanton





Deacon D.K. Wan
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
23 years IT Industry

Deacon is the Research Director of Gartner Application Strategy and Governance. Experts in digital innovations, product management, partnership, payments,mobile & e-commerce,BD. Read Full Bio

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