Application Portfolio Rationalization

Insight-EA Dramatically Shortens Time to Value for a major Oil & Gas Firm

Client Overview

Major Upstream and Midstream Energy Corporation
$22.5bn Assets, Operations in US, Middle East and Europe

Areas of focus:

  • Understand and Document Existing Application and Technology Landscape
  • Reduce Technical Debt and Create a Strategy for Growth


Insight-EA was used to create a comprehensive inventory of Applications, Technologies, Business Capabilities and a Business Taxonomy. Techniques and tools used includeD:

    • Extensive Questionnaires Sent to 1,000+ Business and IT Users to Gather Content
    • Interactive Business Capability Map used to Heat Map Functional Redundancy and Strategic Fit
    • Information and Data Landscape Maps
    • Application Landscape Maps to Show Current and Future States
    • Application Value Models showing Candidates for Investment and Demise


The findings from the initial data gathering and analysis have been used to drive a change and consolidation program. The use of Insight-EA’s dynamic survey capability dramatically reduced the amount of time needed to gather that essential information by engaging stakeholders from across the organization:

  • New Enterprise Architecture Workstreams are Being Spun-up as a Direct Result of the Initial Rationalization Effort
  • Technical Debt Actively Reduced and at Least One Data Center is a Candidate for Closure Following the Analysis