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Portfolio Managment: Why Theory is Rarely Put Into Practice

In a pdf from, a room full of PMO practitioners were asked “how many of you follow portfolio management from start to finish?” The answer was astounding: most performed planning, half performed monitoring, but only two out of the one hundred or so practitioners performed benefits realization. So what's the reason for the disconnect? Accountability: business sponsors don't want to think about how a project will be tracked after it goes live; the value to them is negligible. Because of this, the full cycle of portfolio management often remains incomplete.



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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