The value of a solution cartography in IT portfolio management

This document describes the problems that many organisations and public administrations have related to the creation and maintenance of their solution cartography (a map of existing (IT-) solutions of an organisation, their characteristics and the connections between the different solutions). It describes the relation to application portfolio management, project portfolio management and IT portfolio management and gives a conclusion on the added value of a solution cartography in IT portfolio management. This document also provides information on the support that is given by ISA² in the form of the European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA) and the Cartography Tool (CarTool).

This document is targeted at Portfolio managers with a strong interest in Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Architects that are interested in IT Portfolio Management and what the added value of a solution cartography in this domain is.

The annexes contain references to other frameworks like IT4IT® (which heavily relies on Porters Value Chain), COBIT®, ITIL™, TOGAF® and Zachman Framework™ (Zachman International®), for which only a brief introduction is given, prior knowledge of those frameworks will help the reader better understand those annexes.

Nature of documentation: Guide


Type of document
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.