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Portfolio Management

This chapter explains the concepts of project portfolio analysis. It ends with a real-time case from a Fortune 500 company. I have noted frequently in this book that big corporations may have hundreds of legacy applications. Many of these organizations are still using obsolete technologies and outdated business processes that don't represent fast-changing business realities. Often, nobody in the IT department knows the exact inventory or functionalities of these applications.

As an IT manager, you need to keep track of what's going on when, for example, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is updated to accommodate legacy applications or when decisions are made to transform the organization's ...

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