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Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management by Murali Kulathumani

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THE PORTFOLIO OFFICE

INTRODUCTION

The portfolio office is the face of portfolio management and is integral to the success of portfolio management as a function in the organization. In turn, the role of the portfolio manager is central to the portfolio office. In this chapter, we explore the following aspects of the portfolio office:

  1. The characteristics of an ideal portfolio manager
  2. The strategies in staffing the portfolio office
  3. The typical composition of a portfolio office
  4. The ideal reporting structure and its place in the organizational hierarchy

DESCRIPTION OF AN IDEAL PORTFOLIO MANAGER

A portfolio manager needs to have a specific blend of skills to be effective. Unlike what some people think, an experienced project manager does not automatically ...

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