5 Apr 2016

How Product-Centric IT Disrupts Portfolio Management

One of the key functions of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) in IT is that of allocating finite funds to a subset of projects that vie for funding. When it works well, PPM becomes an effective agent of capital allocation within enterprise IT by funding promising projects and terminating underperforming ones. In principle, this is not very different to how a venture capitalist might manage their portfolio by investing in promising ventures and freezing funding or writing off investments in ventures that don’t show promise. But in practice, PPM tends to work very differently in a typical setup. Read more