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Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management by Murali Kulathumani

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ROLE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

INTRODUCTION

More than ever, the office of the chief information officer (CIO) and the portfolio office are connected in a symbiotic relationship in modern organizations. This chapter will cover the following topics to illustrate this two-way dependence:

  1. Explore how the CIO’s mandate has a direct impact on the portfolio
  2. Demonstrate how the CIO is the biggest beneficiary of a high-functioning portfolio
  3. Demonstrate how the CIO is also the biggest enabler for a high-functioning portfolio office
  4. Enumerate the services the CIO can expect from the portfolio in addition to a list of actions the CIO can take to empower the portfolio

A CIO’S MANDATE

A CIO’s mandate is essentially that of a change agent. The CIO ...

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