Our SPM for Application Analysis course introduces learners to Orbus Software’s Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM) solution. We explore how SPM is applied within Application Portfolio Management (APM), and how common APM issues can be tackled.
The course provides the knowledge required to understand SPM. Learners will discover how the approach fits with Microsoft Power BI and iServer.
The course then turns to five common scenarios of APM:
For each scenario, the course covers:
Each module includes a simulated practice exercise that aims to provide ‘hands-on experience’ in navigating and analyzing a sample dataset using SPM.
Module 1: Course Overview
An introduction to the course, and an overview of Orbus’ SPM solution.
Module 2: Introduction to Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM)
An overview of SPM as a concept, and how to apply the approach using Strategic Portfolio Management tools - specifically, the Orbus solution. An explanation of five key scenarios in Application Portfolio Management.
Module 3: SPM Foundations
An exploration of how to integrate the Orbus SPM solution into a tool - using iServer as an example. An overview of data in SPM, and how to use the SPM metamodel. An introduction to the basics of SPM navigation in Power BI.
Module 4: Application Support for Strategy
An overview of Application Support for Strategy, and the associated context, roles and business questions. An explanation of traceability between strategies and applications, and the relevant iServer views for each scenario. An overview of SPM data and reporting in strategic application support.
Module 5: Application Lifecycle Management
An overview of Application Lifecycle Management, and the associated context, roles and business questions. An introduction to managing the “application lifecycle” and its impact. An overview of SPM data and reporting in managing the application lifecycle.
Module 6: Application Cost Management
An overview of Application Cost Management, and the associated context, roles and business questions. An exploration of the approach and relevant considerations. An overview of SPM data and reporting in application cost management.
Module 7: Application Rationalization
An overview of Application Rationalization, and the associated context, roles and business questions. An exploration of the SPM approach to rationalization and relevant considerations including application scoring. An overview of SPM data and reporting in identifying application rationalization candidates.
Module 8: Applications Data Management
An overview of Application Data Management, and the associated context, roles and business questions. An explanation of traceability between data, applications and business areas.
An exploration of the SPM approach to rationalization and relevant considerations including application scoring. An overview of SPM data and reporting in identifying application rationalization candidates. An overview of SPM data and reporting in analyzing sensitive data.
The course does not carry a formal examination. However, there are end-of-module exercises which candidates must finish, in addition to all the training modules, to achieve their completion certificate.
This online training course can help any professional who has - or would like to add - a Strategic Portfolio Management element to their role. Learners who complete the course will gain:
Strategic Portfolio Management training is essential for organizations that are looking to optimize their IT operations.
Organizations that are implementing an SPM solution expect a solid return on their investment. They want to realise the value of this approach quickly. This course provides an expedited time-to-value for teams deploying SPM tools.
This course equips Enterprise Architecture teams to fully engage with their stakeholders. It allows them to address the critical questions that business stakeholders have for IT in a responsive way.
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Certification of completion