Why You Should Care About the Project Portfolio

If you’re a senior or middle manager, you care about the project portfolio, because that’s how you predict whether the organization can get enough value out of its projects to remain stable—or, even better, to grow. The more projects your organization can complete, the more value you can realize from the work (assuming you’re evaluating the projects in a way that makes sense), and the more value you provide to the larger organization.

As a middle manager, you are trying to finish and then start more projects. Without real data about project progress, or without the ability to make a reasonable prediction of how long a project might take, you can’t be successful with all of your responsibilities. ...

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