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Four Common Mistakes in IT Portfolio Management

This quick 4 piece slide show gives a great series of common errors made by even the most experienced teams in IT portfolio management. Presented with a brief explanation of what goes wrong under each slide, the presentation points to a lack of evaluation and planning, a lack of understanding values, and not including all projects in the portfolio. This presentation can quickly remind us of common mistakes we may overlook from time to time.


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Comment Date: 2012-02-08 09:17:32
Comment Author: Kerri
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Good post. Those 4 mistakes are usually driven by governance problems….the right cross-functional governance team usually solves those problems. A bigger issue is overall portfolio value: Is the portfolio going to produce the best possible return? How much better a return could it produce? One nice online tool that I found to estimate those things is at

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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