Designing work procedures for project portfolio management
2008 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF NORDDESIGN 2008 / [ed] Roosimolder, L., TALLINN UNIV TECH , 2008, 285-294 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is about how companies evaluate, select and prioritize ideas and projects for developing new products. This is aimed to align development investments with company's strategic goals and to reduce the risk caused by uncertainty. Research regarding the procedural aspects of PPM is still considered not enough developed. It is needed a better theoretical ground about which organizational processes should be included in PPM, how they influence each other, and how a work procedure should be designed for suiting a specific company. This paper focuses on understanding the characteristics of processes and activities within PPM. It is grounded on an empirical study in three companies based on qualitative research inter-views. It was found that that processes within PPM have five main characteristics: reciprocal influence, parallel running, network of actors, multiple decision levels and decision-realization gap. It is also discussed the implications of these findings for the design of work procedures for PPM.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TALLINN UNIV TECH , 2008. 285-294 p.
Project portfolio management, process design, project selection, resource allocation, product development
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9853ISI: 000260990100028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84859922962ISBN: 978-9985-59-840-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9853DiVA: diva2:133741
7th NordDesign Conference 2007, Tallinn Univ Technol, Dept Mach, Tallinn, ESTONIA, AUG 21-23, 2008
QC 201011112012-02-092009-01-142012-09-18Bibliographically approved