Chapter 8. The Portfolio Management Discipline

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  • Portfolio management exists throughout a system’s entire lifecycle—from its inception and initial vision through the end of the Retirement phase.

  • Portfolio management enables you to identify, and then effectively manage, the highest-value projects.

  • Major contracts with service vendors are managed at the portfolio level.

  • Small risks associated with the project level can compound to become huge risks at the program level—and spell disaster for your organization.

The goal of the Portfolio Management discipline is to help improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of information technology (IT) within an organization by selecting and then managing viable software development projects. You ...

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