Gartner Research

Ensure Your Portfolio Dashboards Focus on Change, Actions and Decisions

Published: 25 October 2017

ID: G00344018

Analyst(s): Lars Mieritz

Summary

Program and portfolio management leaders often have limited time in meetings or space in reports to communicate the state of the project portfolio and to focus in on key decision points. We set out good practices for establishing a dashboard that will draw attention to needed action and decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Avoid Lists of Projects
  • Focus Attention on changes and Where Decisions or Actions Are Needed
  • Ensure Consistent Project Information Is Available to Facilitate the Development of the Dashboard

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