Guided plan to execute a program

After you create a program, you can use the guided plan to formulate steps in executing the program that you have created.

You can select a specific program in the Programs section of the Application Portfolio Management portal to open the guided Program Navigation page. The Program Navigation page guides you in creating a step-by-step plan to set a goal target, identify opportunities, create demands, and track the project.

Figure 1. Program navigation page
The figure shows the step-by-step plan to implement the program.

The Program Navigation page is divided into these sections:

Fiscal Period
Select Fiscal Period to start planning is the fiscal period for which you set your goal, implement your ideas, and achieve the target.
Program Steps
The section takes you through a guided step-by-step workflow to complete the tasks and achieve the target goal.
Step 1: Set Goal Contribution Target.
Use the link to set the goal contribution target for the fiscal period.
Step 2: Identify Opportunities.
Identify opportunities to meet the target by analyzing application scores and indicator scores.

The Group Analysis page consolidates the application details by category and helps you narrow down target applications by filtering them with the application indicator scores and values.

Figure 2. Group Analysis page
The Group Analysis page shows the assessment period, filter applications, and application categories.
Assessment Period
Select Fiscal Period to start Analysis is the fiscal period for which you have assessed the applications. Based on these assessments you create goals and ideas, and implement them for the planned fiscal period, which is Select Fiscal Period to start planning.
Filter Applications
Use the Filter Applications pane to filter the applications based on the application indicators and scores.

To clear all the existing filters in the Filter Apps column with one click, instead of clearing each filter attribute field individually, click Clear all filters. You can then set your filter criteria to sort the applications for display.

Application Categories
The Application Categories section lists the applications by their category names and the number of applications that fall within each category.
  1. Click the header of a column.
  2. To sort the application categories in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order, click the arrow that appears.
  3. In the other application columns, click the arrow to list the values in either ascending or descending order.

    The sorting helps to quickly find the information in the list, display higher values first, and also group the applications that have similar values.

Bulb icon (The bulb icon)
View all ideas.
Step 3: Create Demands.

Review all the submitted ideas. Accept or reject them. Use the accepted ideas to create demands.

Demand is an imperative rightful request created by demand managers and demand users. The user submits an idea and the demand manager approves the idea, automatically creating a demand from that idea.

Step 4: Track Project.
Track the status of the projects as the demands are approved and the projects are executed.
Program Overview section
Provides details about the program such as the Planned start and end dates, the program manager, the goal that is linked to the program.
Ideas Funnel
Provides a graphical representation of the ideas in the pipeline for the program, the number of demands that have been created from the ideas, and the projects initiated.
View App Rationalization Roadmap
Application roadmap that highlights the application strategy for the fiscal period. You can navigate to the roadmap any time to see how the accepted ideas are affecting the application roadmap.
Ideas
Lists the ideas to meet the target or it identifies the cost saving opportunities on the various applications.
Global filter (The global filter icon)
Opens the Set Business Application window for you to select and save your filter preferences.