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Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management by Murali Kulathumani

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5

PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE MONITORING

INTRODUCTION

Both in financial and project portfolios, there is a prime need to understand how the portfolio is performing. The fundamental reason for performance monitoring is to obtain an early warning of underperformance in order to course-correct to preserve the objectives of the portfolio. In addition to early detection of underperformers, a well-run portfolio also produces a slew of performance-monitoring data that help decision makers make optimal decisions for the portfolio. In this chapter, we cover the following aspects of performance monitoring:

  1. A discussion of why projects tend to go off track and how this affects the portfolio
  2. A listing of key portfolio indicators that need to be regularly tracked ...

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