Gartner’s 6 Practices for Managing Portfolios to Drive Business Value

Portfolio managers are under pressure to manage an ever-increasing demand for initiatives while battling inflexible budgets and the need to maintain smooth operations. Inevitably, this pressure can lead to portfolios that don’t deliver on expected business outcomes.

However, according to Gartner, Inc., another culprit may be limiting the success of your portfolios: Gaps in your PPM practice.

In a recent report, Gartner urges CIOs and portfolio managers to assess their organization’s performance against six best practices and develop an action plan to fill any gaps. The report notes that integrated portfolio management and governance is critical for success in today’s climate of continuous change — and contributes to portfolios that generate a 30 percent higher return on assets.

Download the report to learn:

  • Ensure that the intake process, prioritization and investment decisions that deliver business outcomes align with the organization’s strategy.
  • Create an adaptive culture to ensure that resources can support changing business (consumer) needs.
  • Track key performance indicators (KPIs) based on what the business cares about.
  • Put in place benefit realization, including continuous feedback to future prioritization decisions and business case assumptions.

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