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IT Application Retirement - Checklist and Template

Table of Contents

Summary....................................................4
  Introduction.............................................5
  Definitions..............................................5
  In Scope.................................................5
  Out of Scope.............................................5
Audience...................................................6
  Initiation  Why and Who.................................7
How to identify "obsolete" applications?...................8
Steps......................................................8
  Initiation...............................................8
  Retirement Planning......................................9
  Identify Pre-Requisites.................................11
  End of Operations.......................................11
  Retirement Phases and associated Risks..................12
  Identify all Components (Data, Software, Hardware,
       Licenses,..) and Interfaces to be removed..........14
Environments..............................................18
Archiving.................................................19
  Archiving of Configuration Data.........................20
  Archiving of Application Data...........................20
  Archiving of Software...................................20
Documentation.............................................21
Disposal or Reuse.........................................22
Performance Indicators (PI's).............................23
Glossary..................................................24