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Winning The 3-Legged Race: When Business and Technology Run Together by Zmud, Trainer, Hoque, Sambamurthy, Wilson

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Chapter 6. Buy, Hold, or Sell?

 

“Portfolio management can serve different purposes at different levels in the organization. Even in an age of rapidly changing technologies and priorities, there is great value in an alignment of efforts, and the avoidance of unnecessary duplication. For the Department of the Navy, we expect IT portfolio management to be the vehicle that allows us to effectively carry out our warfighting mission.”

 
 --David Wennergren, CIO, U.S. Navy

The procedure is elemental, and known to anyone hoping to make sense of hundreds of songs or photos on a hard drive, or wanting the basement cleaned out: Discover what you have, sort it into logical piles, and assess the value of the individual items against some larger goal.

In business, ...

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