The Role of the APM Administrator

As an administrator, your goal is to enable the analyst to collect and consolidate data about applications. After installing APM, you may need to customize the PPM-supplied entities for the analyst so that the analyst can collect the information needed to make an accurate assessment about the application portfolio.

This document provides information about how to set up and maintain APM.

Setting Up APM

Use the following guidelines to set up APM such that the analyst can input and analyze data about an organization's application portfolio:

  1. Install APM. See the APM Release Notes for more information.

  2. Determine the type of information that will be collected.

    1. Ask the analyst about the type of information collected for applications and determine how the information maps to the existing application entity fields.

    2. If necessary, customize the application entity by adding or modifying fields and validations such that all information collected for applications map to application entity fields.

  3. Define users of APM.

    1. Add users who are active users of APM that create and manage applications, respond to surveys or requests for more information, or use portlets to view application data.

    2. Add users who serve as points of reference for other APM entities, such as business owners, technical owners, IT contacts, budget and benefits managers, subject matter experts, reviewers, respondents, resources, and sponsors.

    3. Add analysts who collect and consolidate information about the organization and applications. This may include assigning additional access grants to allow the analyst to perform specific functions.

  4. Monitor entities, ongoing application assessments, and other information about the application portfolio.