Recap: Application Lifecycle Management Scenarios with SpiraPlan

October 3rd, 2022 by inflectra

We recently demonstrated SpiraPlan to a large, multinational life sciences manufacturing company. During the series of demonstrations and proof concepts, we configured SpiraPlan for a set of different use cases, including demand management, application portfolio management, vendor selection and management, change management, application decommissioning, configuration management, supplier qualification, and more. In a series of articles based on those demonstrations, we highlighted many different use cases and provided best practices and ideas for how to configure SpiraPlan. This concluding article recaps the different use cases in one easy to use post.

Configuration & Change Management

Change Control is focused on identifying, documenting and controlling changes to the project and the project baselines. In the change management system, you manage the changes related to the project scope, planning, and baselines. Learn More About Change Management.

Application Portfolio Management

Application Portfolio Management attempts to use the lessons of financial portfolio management to justify and measure the financial benefits of each application in comparison to the costs of the application's maintenance and operations. Learn More About Application Portfolio Management.

Application Decommissioning

Application Decommissioning is a strategic approach for systematically retiring outdated and costly legacy applications—without compromising business needs or compliance requirements. Learn More About Application Decommissioning.

Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software is a business solution for managing projects at scale. Project portfolio software makes it easier for you to understand the resources, timelines, and overall business goals at a higher-level scope. It helps coordinate current projects while simultaneously planning for future projects. Learn More About Project Portfolio Management.

Demand Management

Demand management is the process an organization puts in place to internally collect new ideas, projects, and needs during the creation of a portfolio. Demand management is successful when the final output is useful to prioritize and select a valuable strategically aligned portfolio. The more the process is able to capture the real strategic commitment of the organization and merge it with the past ongoing activities, the more demand is a success factor in building the correct portfolio. Learn About Demand Management.

Value Stream Management

Value Stream Management (VSM) is a method that allows you to optimize the steps necessary to envision, implement and deliver software to your customers. Value Stream Management is a management technique or practice - common in Scaled Agile frameworks such as SAFe - that focuses on increasing the flow of business value from customer request to customer delivery. Its systematic approach to measuring and improving flow helps organizations shorten time-to-market, increase throughput, improve product quality, and optimize for business outcomes. Learn More About Value Stream Management.

Vendor Selection & Management

Vendor selection involves looking past surface-level sales and marketing gimmicks to see what the vendor really has to offer its clients. While a vendor may offer the goods or services that a company needs, customer service may be lacking, which will ultimately affect the vendor-business relationship. Learn More About Vendor Management.

Supplier Qualification

Supplier qualification is the process by which a company will choose the correct supplier/third-party vendor for components/raw materials/services based on its requirements and regulatory protocols. Learn More About Supplier Qualification.


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