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Breakthrough Project Portfolio Management by Murali Kulathumani

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THE BUSINESS

INTRODUCTION

Portfolio management is ultimately only a tool for information technology (IT) to accomplish strategic transformation. And IT’s prime driver for initiating strategic transformation is to help the business do better in the marketplace. Therefore, it’s quite logical to regard the business as the ultimate owner/beneficiary of portfolio management. This chapter will explore the optimal interaction that the business should have with the portfolio office and discuss in detail the following aspects of that relationship:

  1. Explore the problematic perception of IT spending from the business partner’s perspective
  2. List the partnership opportunities that could remediate IT’s perception in the eyes of the business
  3. List the different ...

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