Enterprise Applications Health Improvement Program
April 2015 • Presentation
This presentation introduces a program called the Application Wellness Clinic that organizations can use to strengthen an application's stability and longevity.
Software Engineering Institute
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An application's stability and longevity must be strengthened and extended to support business continuity and agility without increasing the cost of IT and human capital. This presentation introduces a program called the Application Wellness Clinic that organizations can use to address this business concern. The clinic is owned and initiated by an architecture team, and collaboration is the key to its success. This presentation will describe the new method, its framework, and the set of tools and guidelines required to run the clinic.
For the Application Wellness Clinic, a few key parameters are selected to assess an application's health. The clinic provides a 360° focus on the application and will make its health more transparent to business and senior management teams. Each application will have a different execution path based on its position in the development and sustainment life cycle, and each execution path will be unique in nature and duration. During the execution process, the clinic produces a quality attribute-level and application-level health index called the Enterprise Application Health Index (EAHI). At the end of the clinic, each application will have regular cycles for diagnosis and recovery.
Improving the health of the application to an acceptable level is the primary objective of the Application Wellness Clinic. The clinic will also develop time and cost estimations for improving and maintaining the application's health. This clinic not only recovers the health of an application, it also helps reveal the level of operational efficiency in the business and reduce operational costs.