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Application Portfolio Management (APM) is a response to the [https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=12755 Policy on Management of Information Technology]
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=Overview=
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==Context==
  
<blockquote>''6.2.15 Producing the departmental IT Plan and IT progress report, the IT expenditure report, and responding to compliance monitoring and performance measurement processes and on-going '''Application Portfolio Management''' update reports..''</blockquote>
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* [http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/it-ti/rsai-revt/rsai-revttb-eng.asp TBS Report on the State of Aging IT (2010)] affirmed that Application Portfolio Management is not consistently practiced GC-wide, thereby supporting the need for a formalized approach for the management of applications.
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* 75% reside in the back-office, many are home-grown, solve the same business needs and do not leverage enterprise opportunities
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* Efficiencies can be realized by consolidating and standardizing back-office applications in order to redirect resources towards the renewal of aging systems & towards government priorities
  
OCIO develops the guidance and the tool for departments to submit their data on a continuous basis.
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==GC Applications Inventory==
  
'''Community''': [https://gcconnex.gc.ca/groups/profile/233846/gc-apm-working-group?language=en https://gcconnex.gc.ca/groups/profile/233846/gc-apm-working-group?language=en]
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[[GC_applications_APM_export.xlsx|List of GC applications]] based on departmental reporting.
  
'''Guide''': [https://www.gcpedia.gc.ca/wiki/OCIO_Application_Portfolio_Management/Application_Portfolio_Management_User_Guide#Application_Portfolio_Value_Indicator https://www.gcpedia.gc.ca/wiki/OCIO_Application_Portfolio_Management/Application_Portfolio_Management_User_Guide#Application_Portfolio_Value_Indicator]
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== Strategy Components==
  
'''CIO Call letter''': [https://gcdocsp.tbssct.local/gcdocs/llisapi.dll?func=ll&objaction=overview&objid=35463261 https://gcdocsp.tbssct.local/gcdocs/llisapi.dll?func=ll&objaction=overview&objid=35463261]
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[[Image: APM_Strat_Components.png]]
  
The data in APM is MAFd.
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==Expected Outcomes==
  
As of April 1st, the new [https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=32601 Directive on Service and Digital] takes effect:
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*Improve the maturity of application portfolio management practices across government to provide a holistic view of the GC applications landscape and related risks and investments
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*Support government-wide strategies on the renewal & ever-greening of aging applications that are both economical and ensure the continuity of services to Canadians
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*Implement multi-year investment planning for applications that is interlocked with corporate risk and investment planning to direct investments towards government priorities
  
<blockquote>''4.1.1.7 Producing the departmental IT expenditure report and on-going '''Application Portfolio Management''' update reports.''</blockquote>
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APM to focus IT investments to best meet business objectives, with an acceptable level of risk and at a reasonable cost.
  
  
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==Useful Links==
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* STRATEGY COMPONENTS' references
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** GOVERNANCE
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*** [https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/information-technology/strategic-plan-2017-2021.html GC IM/IT Strategic Plan]
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*** [[GC Enterprise Architecture Review Board (GC_EARB)]]
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*** [[GC IT Domain Navigation | Recommended software by domain]]
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** PORTFOLIO CLASSIFICATION
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*** [https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/pceaf-gwcoa/1819/ressource-resource-eng.html Departmental Results Framework].
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*** [[Media:APM.ApplicationFeatures.GCACMv2.1.xlsx| GC Application Capability Model v2.1 (features classification)]]
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** [[CIOB Application Portfolio Management/Aging IT Application Assessment| AGING IT ASSESSMENT]]
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** [[CIOB Application Portfolio Management/Aging IT Application Assessment| LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT]]
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** [https://gcconnex.gc.ca/groups/profile/1924510/gc-it-plan-community IT PLAN]
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*Guidance documents
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** [[OCIO Application Portfolio Management/Application Portfolio Management User Guide | Application Portfolio Management User Guide]] has an overview of what APM is and a description of mission criticality.
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** The [[OCIO Application Portfolio Management/Aging IT Application Assessment | Aging IT Application Assessment]] details the Aging IT methodology; the funding condition, BCP/DRP and criticality assessments.
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** The [[OCIO Application Portfolio Management/Application Lifecycle Management Assessment | Application Lifecycle Management Assessment]] details the T.I.M.E. methodology; the business value, support costs and technical condition assessments.
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** [[OCIO Application Portfolio Management/TBS APM Module Guide | APM Module Guide]] (CA Clarity is the system used for APM)
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*** [[OCIO Application Portfolio Management/Application Portfolio Management FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)]]
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*** [[OCIO_Application_Portfolio_Management/TBS_APM_Module_Guide#Overview | Data Model]]
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*** [[OCIO_Application_Portfolio_Management/TBS_APM_Module_Guide#Overview | Data Loader Template]]
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Related pages
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Enterprise Portfolio Strategy
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Index of pages and files about APM on GCPedia
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News and Events on GCconnex *
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APM Community Group
  
  

Revision as of 09:04, 19 November 2019


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Overview[edit | edit source]

Context[edit | edit source]

  • TBS Report on the State of Aging IT (2010) affirmed that Application Portfolio Management is not consistently practiced GC-wide, thereby supporting the need for a formalized approach for the management of applications.
  • 75% reside in the back-office, many are home-grown, solve the same business needs and do not leverage enterprise opportunities
  • Efficiencies can be realized by consolidating and standardizing back-office applications in order to redirect resources towards the renewal of aging systems & towards government priorities

GC Applications Inventory[edit | edit source]

List of GC applications based on departmental reporting.

Strategy Components[edit | edit source]

APM Strat Components.png

Expected Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • Improve the maturity of application portfolio management practices across government to provide a holistic view of the GC applications landscape and related risks and investments
  • Support government-wide strategies on the renewal & ever-greening of aging applications that are both economical and ensure the continuity of services to Canadians
  • Implement multi-year investment planning for applications that is interlocked with corporate risk and investment planning to direct investments towards government priorities

APM to focus IT investments to best meet business objectives, with an acceptable level of risk and at a reasonable cost.


Useful Links[edit | edit source]

Related pages Enterprise Portfolio Strategy Index of pages and files about APM on GCPedia News and Events on GCconnex * APM Community Group



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