Convergence is everywhere. We use “Roku” to converge and integrate our streaming experiences, hyper-converged infrastructure is the rage in the data center world, and of course, there is no better example than the iPhone for the converged experience. So why aren’t your IT Portfolios converged?
Simple answer? Because there was no need! It was common to see projects, applications, architecture, technology, or infrastructure portfolios kept in silos. In the traditional SDLC world:
And this process would repeat each year. There was no external “Force” that mandated a change in these siloed data and processes. As years went by, the additional controls, business rules, and business logic built into these legacy repositories made it even harder to change.
However, “Digital Transformation” changes all that. It is the force that has now penetrated the connective tissue of an enterprise. Every enterprise is a digital enterprise, and every worker a digital worker. In that context, organizations are not delivering projects or solutions. They are producing digital products. So how is planning differently in the digital transformation context?
Digital transformation cannot be delivered via isolated portfolios. It is the force that mandates portfolio convergence in the business context. PMOs, Architects, and CIOs collaborate, track, measure, govern leveraging a converged portfolio view across projects, capabilities, applications, technologies, infrastructure, and digital products. Convergence does not imply “putting everything into a single system.” It means virtually integrating vital elements of these portfolios to perform cross-portfolio functions. Exercises such as prioritization, current to future state landscape, or CIO dashboards are then use cases on top of this converged portfolio.
The “I” in EOS ITPM standards for Integrated 😊 Right from the very onset, we have believed that Business and IT leaders must plan and manage an Integrated, Converged IT Portfolio. Our patented, configuration driven approach has scaled to small and massive enterprises. Just book a demo so we can show you more!