Managing ambiguity when evaluating and selecting new ideas in Project Portfolio Management
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), ISSN 0219-8770, Vol. 11, no 5, 1450030Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Evaluating and selecting new ideas are central activities in Project Portfolio Management (PPM). PPM dominant approach assumes that both ideas and decision criteria are clearly defined at their evaluation. It does not take into consideration ambiguous situations in which ideas are not fully understood, or there are opposing opinions about their classification. We explore evaluation of ideas when PPM decision makers experience ambiguity. We found that they allow ideas to be developed further, which helps them to understand purposes, reveal benefits and construct judgments. However, it also affects resource allocation because it requires resources that had already been assigned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 11, no 5, 1450030
Project portfolio management, idea evaluation, ambiguity, product development, decision making
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102494DOI: 10.1142/S0219877014500308ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84929580426OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102494DiVA: diva2:553193
QC 20151016. Updated from accepted to published.2012-09-182012-09-182015-10-16Bibliographically approved