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Project Portfolios — Revisiting the Case for Contingency

Published: 12 May 2016

ID: G00304260

Analyst(s): Robert Handler


Project and portfolio performance can suffer when resources are overly taxed. PMO and project portfolio management leaders must maintain reserve capacity to meet known demands, contend with uncertainty and bias, and address project dynamics.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Acknowledge the Contingency Dynamic
  • Identify the Amount of Reserve Capacity Needed
  • Implement the Reserve Capacity
  • A Note About Agile (and DevOps)

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