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Activist PMOs: Push for Decision-Making Clarity and Make the Cost of Delay Visible

Published: 09 May 2018

ID: G00349517

Analyst(s): Michelle Coelho


Program and portfolio management leaders often underestimate and underreport the cost of delay. To maximize project value delivered, they must ensure that decision makers understand when decisions need to be made, and how project delays impact expected business outcomes across the enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Clarify the Cost of Delay When Prioritizing Projects
    • Define Value and the Loss of Value If a Project Is Delayed
    • Use Dependency Analysis to Understand the True Cost of Delay
  • Identify Barriers That Delay Decision Making and Put Plans in Place to Overcome Them
  • Cancel Projects If There Is No Clear Cost of Delay

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