Chapter 7. Integrating Strategic and Business as Usual Portfolios

Chapters 4, Building a Value-Driven Portfolio, and 5, Measuring and Prioritizing Value, introduced you to the Lean Value Tree (LVT) and Measures of Success (MoS), focusing primarily on strategic goals—namely, making your way toward a digital enterprise. If you are lucky, maybe 10 to 20 percent of your budget can be spent on strategic initiatives. The other 80 to 90 percent will go toward activities that are typically labeled Business as Usual (BAU). Even if you plan to spend, say, 15 percent of the budget on new initiatives, short-term demands and the raw magnitude of the BAU budget will often pull resources away from your new initiatives. This is another area where it takes courageous ...

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