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Mastering Project Portfolio Management by Susan Bivins, Michael Bible

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PREFACE

PREFACE

BACKGROUND

Much has been written on the subject of project portfolio management (PPM). Harvey Levine, a highly regarded project management expert, defined PPM as “... the management of the project portfolio so as to maximize the contribution of projects to the overall welfare and success of the enterprise” (Levine, 2005). With PPM, projects that best support organizational goals and objectives are selected to ensure the optimal mix of projects and portfolios to achieve strategic objectives. Although many authors, including Levine, have defined “what” PPM is, it is still not broadly implemented. The authors believe that while the “what” of PPM has been effectively described by a host of PPM professionals, the process of ...

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