With an IT Landscape that is heavily populated with various applications, it is important to identify who has ownership over each application.
In today’s technology-driven world, many organizations have a number of applications that support the overall business objectives. There are so many applications “to date”. How do you know which individual is meant to work with which application?
In a mature enterprise architecture structure, the organization should be able to establish the various owners of an application and their associated responsibilities. Now, there isn’t “ownership” in a relationship, but you know that when your dad went out with your mom, she was “his girl” and he was “her guy”. It is also imperative to understand the responsibility within the relationship. I’m not here to give dating advice, so let’s get into the technology perspective.
The role of a Local Application Owner is crucial in maintaining the success of the application. A Local Application Owner needs to understand what functionalities the application provides and what value the application is bringing to the company. In addition to this, the ideal candidate has responsibility for the following:
An individual can have one or multiple roles related to ownership of an application. They could be responsible for all spectrums of the application from cost to assets, or the roles can be filled by various individuals. An application can also have multiple owners in the same sector. What is crucial in the successful launch of defining the roles is Communication; communication will drive standardization of a particular application that will be agreed upon by all stakeholders involved in ownership of the application.
And that, kids, is how your application owner met their application.