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Leadership Development Module 2, Chapter 5: Establishing Value-Based Performance Criteria for Portfolios, Programs and Projects

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00300750

Analyst(s): Colleen Young , Michael Smith


Project, program and portfolio management are three distinct, yet closely related IT management disciplines. In this chapter, we provide the basic concepts and relationships that exist among these functions and show how performance management is the common link between them.

Table Of Contents


  • Definitions
  • The Role of Performance Management Across Disciplines
  • Relating the BVM to Portfolio, Program and Project Management
    • Putting It All Together
    • A Working Example
  • The Role of Performance Management Within These Disciplines
    • Performance Management in the Context of Portfolio Management
    • Performance Management in the Context of Program Management
    • Performance Management in the Context of Project Management
  • Common Missteps in Maturing Performance Management Capabilities
  • Recommendations

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