Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects across the Organization

By Paul C. Dinsmore; Luiz Rocha | Go to book overview

CHAPTER
5
Project Portfolio Management:
The Right Combination of the
Right Projects

An organization can be seen as a portfolio of projects. Although most organizations have a major component of operational business-as-usual activities, the growing number of project initiatives demands major time from top executives and managers. So the view of a company as a portfolio of projects makes perfect sense for achieving the goals set by an organization. That’s how organizations keep up with the demands heaped upon them by racing evolution and pile-driving external pressures—by dreaming up and putting into practice projects that meet the needs of company strategy and the cravings of the marketplace. New projects are the key to staying ahead of the survival curve and ensuring growth and prosperity.1

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