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World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs by Peter A. High

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4.2. Eight Subprinciples of Project and Portfolio Management

Figure 4.1 sequences and summarizes eight subprinciples of project and portfolio management.

4.2.1. Subprinciple 1. Generate Ideas

Idea generation is an obvious place to begin, and there are some simple rules IT leaders can follow to ensure that the best ideas bubble up.

First, consider some common mistakes. For one, often companies allow ideas to be generated and submitted only by senior members of the team. I have never understood the rationale for this. Is there a reason why bright ideas can't occur to a junior member of the staff? In many organizations, strategic planning is a process that is only understood by a select few senior members of the team, which makes it all the more ...

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