Create the Project Portfolio: Match the Work to the Goals

Every group or department has a mission—it’s their reason for being and describes how they provide value to the organization. As organizations evolve, people take on work that makes sense at the time. As goals and priorities change, the work should change, too. As you start gathering information for your project portfolio, you’ll see some work that no longer serves the department’s goals.

Every organization we’ve ever been in has at least one report—usually one that eats scads of person hours—that ends up recycled because the mailstop no longer exists. The person who originally requested the report has moved (on, up, or out), and no one needs the report anymore. And this is just one ...

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