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The Project Portfolio Management Leader's First 100 Days

Published: 17 March 2015

ID: G00271940

Analyst(s): Robert Handler

Summary

Newly appointed project portfolio managers must build alliances, develop a plan, and provide insight quickly, usually within the first 100 days. Developing and acting on a first-100-days agenda enables greater focus and success in meeting these seemingly conflicting objectives.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

The First 100 Days Plan

  • Prepare Portfolio Game Plan Phase (Days −10 to 15)
    • Target Outcomes for the Prepare Portfolio Game Plan Phase
    • Actions for the Prepare Portfolio Game Plan Phase
    • Communication in the Prepare Portfolio Game Plan Phase
    • Resources for the Prepare Portfolio Game Plan Phase
  • Evolve Portfolio Governance Phase (Days 16 to 23)
    • Target Outcomes for the Evolve Portfolio Governance Phase
    • Actions for the Evolve Portfolio Governance Phase
    • Communication in the Evolve Portfolio Governance Phase
    • Resources for the Evolve Portfolio Governance Phase
  • Plan Portfolio Phase (Days 24 to 38)
    • Target Outcomes for the Plan Portfolio Phase
    • Actions for the Plan Portfolio Phase
    • Communication in the Plan Portfolio Phase
    • Resources for the Plan Portfolio Phase
  • Create Portfolio Phase (Days 39 to 42)
    • Target Outcome for the Create Portfolio Phase
    • Actions for the Create Portfolio Phase
    • Communication in the Create Portfolio Phase
    • Resources for the Create Portfolio Phase
  • Assess Portfolio Phase (Days 43 to 68)
    • Target Outcome for the Assess Portfolio Phase
    • Actions for the Assess Portfolio Phase
    • Communication in the Assess Portfolio Phase
    • Resources for the Assess Portfolio Phase
  • Balance Portfolio (Days 69 to 89)
    • Target Outcome for the Balance Portfolio Phase
    • Actions for the Balance Portfolio Phase
    • Communication in the Balance Portfolio Phase
    • Resources for the Balance Portfolio Phase
  • Assess Value Phase (Days 90 to 100)
    • Target Outcome for the Assess Value Phase
    • Actions for the Assess Value Phase
    • Communication in the Assess Value Phase
    • Resources for the Assess Value Phase

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