Questions tagged [portfolio-management]

This tag is for questions related to the selection, initiation, or termination of related projects. It is not usually a Project Manager responsibility, although PMs may participate in the process.

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How does a Portfolio Kanban look like?

I'd like to setup a Portfolio Kanban to be used at a higher level in my project and I'm not sure how it should look like. What is the key information it should contain?
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Can I have a have a project without having a portfolio?

I'm studying the PMBOK Guide together with Head First PMP. I'm confused about the distinction between portfolios, programs, and projects. If I have only one project, do I still have a portfolio?
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How to compare and select one project out of two?

It's being rather a tough choice on selecting projects. (Different case from what I had posted before.) Now in the scenario if there is Project A and B. Only one project can be executed and that has ...
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Real world differences between Portfolio and Program

Can I have a have a project without having a portfolio? This issue has been slightly touched on in the above link but I am hoping the collective expertise of this community could expand it. I have ...
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Consulting and separating internal and external tickets

So, I'm helping an agile software consulting company to create a workflow between themselves and their customers. The goal is to provide the customer with an Agile way of approving features (stories) ...
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Program/portfolio management for the customer [closed]

I work for outsourcing software company and has been tasked to develop a program for cooperation with one of our customer. At this point we have different projects with the customer. On our ...
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What projects should get scored, and which should not?

We are in the process of implementing a project portfolio management method where none has existed previously. We have done a good deal of research and developed a process that includes a scoring ...
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Resource planning and monitoring for multiple projects and teams

Good day, everyone! I am wondering are there any good practices and tools for resource planning and monitoring between multiple teams and multiple projects running at the same time by different ...
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TFS: Projects, Portfolio Management, and Source Code

I'm exploring using TFS for Portfolio Management, and it seems generally suggested to lump all teams, features, etc. into a single project to provide executives an enterprise-wide view of the work ...
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Multi Project Management Dashboard [closed]

I was given a task of presenting management with a dashboard for multiple projects. Please suggest to me a suitable template. What are the main parameters that should be showcased on this dashboard?
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What are the primary differences when promoted to a Programme Support role out of a Project Support role?

Within a newly formed Programme Support Office, a number of new starts have been asked to evaluate their roles but they are all former Project Support Officers and some are straying into Project ...
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MS Project chart for multiple projects

I am a project manager and I use MS Project to manage multiple projects. I use a shared resource pool. I have been playing with the charts feature, in the resource file to try to get a chart showing a ...
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portfolio optimization, with negative KPIs

In portfolio optimization, when having negative KPIs, what does it mean to select a subset of projects with contributions that result in a KPI end value to be less than 0? For example, if we have ...
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What metrics or methods may a program/portfolio manager use to determine whether a project is going well or not?

A program/portfolio manager is responsible for a program or portfolio of projects and has a subordinate team of project managers which manage these projects. The projects may be agile projects or non-...
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How calculate profit margin of a IT project?

I want to calculate: How much money I have for each dollar invested in each product of my portfolio. For example, each 1 dollar I invest in one product, I have 1,25 dollar. It can be the ROI, or ...
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How do project management maturity levels relate to the introduction of portfolio management?

I am researching project and portfolio management. I want to use the P3M3 self-assessment in my work and wonder if there any limitations regarding project management maturity level on using portfolio ...
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How fast can one change the IT organization to a Business Game Changer [closed]

There are five stages of an IT organization from a business stakeholders' view: Cost center Service Provider IT Partner Business Peer Business Game Changer (Source: CIO Magazine 2013 State of the ...