A survey in the Working Group showed that hardly a company has built up a systematic performance measurement system. Many decisions are based on ad-hoc analysis and subjective estimations of experts, who are backed up by facts. An exception is the Commerzbank: you has managed to make to measure the complexity of their IT-landscape. Their code system tells you whether a new or modified application, function or organization swell the complexity of the IT landscape can be or reduced. Thus, vulnerabilities can be identify, compare versions, and build an effective controlling of target. On the subject of planning process and roadmap was the procedural design of IT development management.

The workshop provides answers to the questions: who is Trigger? What EA areas are planned? What approach/methodology is applied? How is the process in your organization? How is the updating of the process? A successful example is the master construction plan (short MCP) from VW. The group-wide standards for all business applications are used and implemented in the framework of the annual planning process. The key findings of the MCP is an updated reference, the Applikationsportfolio as well as identified measures for the project portfolio. “The MCP shows nicely how a structured planning process can help to control the application landscape of a major corporation and to bring liability in the implementation”, depicts Neubauer. The documentation of the experiences which have already made members with EAM and summary these experiences in a consistent format is one of the most important results of the working group. This practice guide “serves as a kind of knowledge construction kit member companies. So, any company can pick exactly the practical experience that it just needs. Used correctly, the guide helps”not only to map their IT landscape in detail and uncover the gaps in it, but to develop even key figures, which allow statements about which applications on how many areas distributed are the companies and the friction they cause.