Chapter 1


This study was conducted to investigate PPM effectiveness in real-life business settings in order to propose a definition of PPM effectiveness, identify factors impacting PPM effectiveness, and propose criteria for measuring such effectiveness.


Current Research on Project Portfolio Management Effectiveness

Project portfolio management (PPM) has been practiced in many organizations as an approach to coordinate a portfolio of projects or programs, to achieve specific organizational objectives (PMI, 2008). A typical goal of PPM is to ensure that an organization is doing the right work rather than doing the work right (PMI, 2008). From industry practices, Cooper, Edgett, & Kleinschmidt, (2001) suggest that the maximization ...

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