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Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management by Murali Kulathumani

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THE POLITICS OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION

There are few organizations, if any, that can claim to be apolitical. Political maneuvering is an everyday occurrence that we all deal with at the workplace. However, there is an extra dimension of politics to deal with when it comes to managing a portfolio successfully. The dynamics of portfolio management, with the attendant power to approve and terminate projects and control the spend associated with them, create a particularly fertile ground for political behaviors. In this chapter, we explore the following aspects of politics as it relates to portfolio management:

  1. Explore what contributes to the political nature of portfolio management
  2. Discuss the behaviors associated with the politics ...

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