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 Top-down Portfolio Management - White Paper

This white paper explains the foundation of top-down portfolio management, which is the way executives think anyway, why it is needed, how it works, and what the benefits are. It uses a simple case study to explain the concepts and the tools.

 

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 Is your Corporate Strategy a Wishion?

Wishion is not a typo, it is a strategy document that defines what the company wants or wishes to achieve, but not how it will get there. Companies have well written Vision and Mission statements, but when it comes to strategy, many companies have a fuzzy statement that is very difficult to translate into actionable elements, a key reason why nine out of ten companies fail to implement strategy. 

 

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Top-down Portfolio Management

This article explains why most companies fail when they use the traditional approach of ranking opportunities of investment based on individual business cases. The article presents a novel approach that starts from business strategy, translated into a set of business outcomes and delivered through a portfolio of programs and projects.

 

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Why is Benefits Management so Hard to do?

This article consolidates de opinion of over 50 practitioners in the area of benefits management, including consultants, PMO managers, program managers, etc. It explores the main reasons why companies fail when implementing benefits management. The article also presents an alternative approach: top-down portfolio management, which removes or alleviates most of the

 

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9 Challenges of Adopting Agile part 1

Interesting material on common challenges for organizations implementing agile - part 1

 

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9 Challenges of Adopting Agile part 2

Interesting material on common challenges for organizations implementing agile - part 2