Information Lifecycle Management
Information Lifecycle Management is concerned about the development, support, and maintenance of the information products and information service delivery. Essential in this area is:
- The Assessment of the information products, and
- The Assessment of the information delivery.
Based on this the stakeholders will need to support the following information lifecycle management Capabilities:
- Assessment of the technology stack
Assessment of the Technology Stack that can be used by Information Systems. The Assessment results in a ranking of all used and future Technology Items like RDBMS, ESB, etc.
- Assessment of the Information Systems
Assessment of the Information Systems on several different dimensions
- Application Rationalization Analysis
Assessment based on business and technical value, applicability and capability, risks, etc. and comparison based on Knowledge Functionality lead to scenarios on how to handle legacy and improve software. These scenarios are next changed into transition plans and used for Information Planning.
- Systems Behavior Analysis
Based on interviews and surveys, technical performance analysis, etc. evaluate the user friendliness and appreciation and professional satisfaction with the operational performance
- Fit/Gap Analysis
Based on benchmarks set up the Fit/Gap, and analyze the results
- Information System improvement proposal
Based on the Fit/Gap Analysis propose scenarios to bridge the gap per information system
- Change Support
Support the change and transition processes
- User Support
Support users and discuss potential improvements
Problems and Solutions
Often the documentation about applications and technology stack is not available. Gathering this information is a tiresome process and leads to unwanted results like growing legacy, costs and throughput of larger changes.
With the help of the Enterprise Architects approach solutions, methodologies, tools, and techniques support Information Lifecycle Management and the results can be used for Application Lifecycle Management, Management of Application Services, Business RuleSets, Products, and Application Rationalization Analysis, Business Services, Business Processes, etc. Generic IT components, Application Services and A(pplication)s are managed and migration and conversion projects can be started delivering substantially lower license, and change, and user support costs, etc.