Topic: portfolio management strategy

Beyond IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management

This paper argues that while project portfolio management (PPM) tools, templates, and techniques can create substantial business value, they must be combined with governance, and financial discipline to create the most business value for the organization. 

Project Portfolio Management Business Case

Why use Project Portfolio Management (PPM)? CIOs recognize that one of the most effective ways to ensure projects and programs success is through formal portfolio management. However, there is little data on the actual delivery of business value or ROI through PPM tools, templates, and techniques. This research bridges that gap by providing empirical evidence with practical case study examples of the benefit of using PPM.

Case Study – Project Portfolio Management Platform ROI

This case study describes the implementation, and benefits – return on investment (ROI) and intangibles – derived by an organization that implemented a Project Portfolio Management Platform. The discussion pertains to a specific firm but can be used to understand the benefits your organization can derive by using PPM tools and platforms. You can also use this to create a business case for your PPM tool/platform purchase.

IT Project and Portfolio Management Overview

This paper introduces project portfolio management (PPM), explains the importance of PPM, discusses common tools, templates, and techniques, demonstrates the contribution of PPM to organizational success and the use of PPM in the creation of business value. Excellent place to start your PPM journey.

Management of Portfolios

This best practice brief whitepaper discusses management of portfolios from a new product development perspective – agruing that how you spend your money is more important than how much you spend, it makes the case for portfolio management as the guide.

Project Portfolio Management Framework for Interdependent Projects

Traditionally, management of portfolio frameworks and methodologies have focused on independent projects undertaken in the same funding cycle. This paper discusses a project portfolio management (PPM) framework that includes a model and approach to optimizing a portfolio of interdependent projects.

Project Portfolio Management Maturity Framework

This paper describes a framework for project portfolio management maturity (PPM) or classification – companies/organizations can fall into one of the four categories and consequently have a different PPM strategy to improve their capability.

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