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Optimize Global IT Investment Results With a Federated Portfolio Model

Published: 11 April 2014

ID: G00262305

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Global or complex organizations almost always struggle to find a fit for their business needs, using either a centralized or a decentralized IT portfolio investment model. Organizations best at optimizing their IT investment results use a hybrid and federated governance and funding portfolio model.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start by Assessing Your Enterprise IT State and Needs, Then Evolve Governance and Resources to Support Future Direction
  • Succeed With an Early-Adopter Regional or Divisional Portfolio, and Connect It to the Enterprise-Level Portfolio
  • Test Models, Practices and Interactions Through Iterative Prototype Introductions and Validation
  • Case Study: A Heavy-Industry Federated Model With Plenty of "Carrots"
  • Bottom Line

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