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Manage Your Project Portfolio by Johanna Rothman

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Leftover Points Provide Metadata

As you rank the projects, you might find you have points left over. That’s fine. There’s no rule that says you need to use all your points. Beware, however, of a lack of high-demand projects. You can think about your projects in this way:

  • Projects that keep the lights on—that support the organization

  • Projects that grow the business

  • Projects that create new opportunities

Are any of them high-demand projects? If you have more projects that keep the organization running and no projects that grow the business or that create new opportunities, you may not have high-demand projects. Review your mission (Define an Actionable Mission for the Organization), or initiate some strategic planning to see how to grow or ...

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