Strategic Themes


Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

Strategic Themes are differentiating business objectives that connect a portfolio to the strategy of the Enterprise. They provide business context for decision-making and serve as inputs to the Vision, budget, and backlogs for the Portfolio, Large Solution, and Program Levels. The primary purpose of strategic themes is to drive portfolio innovation and differentiation.


Strategic themes don’t need to restate the obvious, as most elements of a portfolio vision are understood. That is, Portfolio stakeholders know quite well what the portfolio is for, and ...

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